Published March 27, 2006
I've got my focus on the strange case of Debra Lafave.
We've debated back and forth over what her motivation may have been for her lewd acts with her student. Everyone has looked at her because she's blonde and beautiful and everyone has also asked, why would she pursue an underage student when she could have just about any man she wanted? Mind you, she was also married at the time.
This weekend, I had a chance to speak to the father of her victim. He's furious that his son was violated and that his life has been changed forever.
I can't imagine what it is like for him and his family. But what I do know is this: Debra Lafave should have been prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
There was a clear double standard applied in this case. If a man had committed the same crime against a female student, he'd be behind bars right now, not walking free as Debra Lafave is doing.
Lastly, justice cannot be expected when due process is applied arbitrarily. This sentence was wrong. As a former prosecutor that's the way I see it. Let me know what you think drop me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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