Monday, June 04, 2007

Teacher and Aid Charged With Raping 2 Boys

This case contains actions which are appalling and it contains actions which are heartening.

A teacher and a teacher's aide at an Orange County school for troubled children have been charged with raping a Westchester County boy and another teenager during a weekend of sex at a New Windsor house, police said yesterday.

The two women, who were fired by McQuade Children Services, were accused of having sex with two 16-year-old boys during the Memorial Day weekend.

I'm glad that the school officials did a thorough job of investigating as soon as the two boys who lived at the school were unaccounted for and promptly called Child Protective Services rather than ignoring the problem or trying to cover it up.

So often people contribute to sex crimes when they deny the possibility of a "real" crime when there is no evidence of overt force. This denial is often greater when the victim is troubled since for many people that means that the victim cannot be an innocent victim.

Like men who sexually offend against girls they work with or teach, I'm sure these women have rationalized their actions so they can claim they were nothing more than a mistake or bad judgment all around.

We can't let anyone get away with that, male or female.

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posted by Marcella Chester @ 8:47 AM   4 comments links to this post


At June 04, 2007 12:59 PM, Blogger sailorman said...

Nice post.

And in the line of victim blaming, or rape apologists, I suspect that within 20 seconds or so, someone (male) will post an "I wish it had been ME when I was sixteen..." response..


At June 04, 2007 11:13 PM, Anonymous balom said...


Before I make a decision I'll have to see a picture of the teachers. And most of this cases it's not the "victims" that bring charges but other people who find out inadvertently.

At June 12, 2007 8:20 PM, Blogger Rachel's Tavern said...

This is the second case like this is the local area. I read about this in the paper, and it happened last year at another school.

Both times the boys were "troubled youth: whatever that means.

At June 12, 2007 11:25 PM, Anonymous Austin said...

The reason I don't watch Jay Leno anymore is because of all the jokes he made about boys abused by teachers and other older females.

The issue of female pedophiles is one that is often excused by diagnosing it with a mental illness. I get tired of hearing, "Oh your mother must have been sick." Yes, all pedophiles are sick...male or female but it is the woman that get excuses. The men get a slap on the wrist and male victims get mocked. It says to me that sex is a weapon that can be used by both genders with the assurance that some legal excuse will be provided.


PS. I like the CPress shirts you have on your site. I'd love to get a sticker or something.


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