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nside the minds of women who have sex with boys
Laura Lynn Cross, 36, charged with sexual battery in Ohio after giving birth to her former students child, joins the growing number of women accused or convicted of having sex with adolescents. About two weeks ago, a Georgia woman, Angelene McAnulty, 25, was charged with having sex with a 15-year-old boy. Last week, Lee Annette Williams, 50, of North Carolina, was charged with statutory rape of a former student when the now-22-year-old man was 14.
What is going on in the minds of these women?
First, there is the obvious: In order for an adult to manipulate an adolescent to have sex, that adult has to have little regard for free will. The adolescent in such a scenario relatively new to sexual encounters and potentially worried about the consequences of saying no would be ill-equipped to refuse the advances of his teacher.
What sort of women have so little regard for the autonomy of others? Generally, they are women whose own boundaries were shattered in childhood or adolescence. It is cliché, but also true, that sexual offenders were most often victims themselves (whether of sexual misconduct or physical violence or significant emotional violence).
As I have said before, theres no original evil left in the world; everyone is just recycling pain now.
If some of the most intense dramas in a persons life have been ones of being overtaken, the notion of heartlessly wielding power or, conversely, yielding to it again can be a nearly irresistible dynamic.
Women who sexually abuse boys may also have less control over their actions due to illnesses like bipolar disorder or impulse control disorder, sometimes coupled with substance abuse.
But there is also a cultural problem here: I would venture that a significant percentage of Americans still believe that a 15-year-old boy who has sex with his teacher is a conqueror, not a victim. And women who are now 25 or 36 or 50 years old were certainly raised in a culture that promoted that view.
I have heard men joke very recently about how much they wish young, pretty female teachers of theirs had abused them. Of course, they have no idea what the emotional fallout could, in fact, have been.
Five years ago, I criticized actor Adam Sandler for his starring role in a comedy called Thats My Boy, which celebrated sex between a 13-year-old and his pretty teacher and grossed almost $37 million at the box office.
Sandler never apologized. Hes still a megastar. Imagine what kind of career he would have now if his film had been a laugh fest about a 13-year-old girl whose male teacher rapes her, repeatedly.
Part of the trouble in getting people to recognize the very real damage done to adolescents and young teens who have sex with adult women is that males have to be sexually stimulated for intercourse to occur. In these cases, they must penetrate their assailants. Too many people interpret that to mean that the male in the scenario must be partly responsible for what happens.
It isnt so. A naive person with an appetite can be tempted
to eat poisonous food. A young, innocent, thirsty person will drink
tainted water. Sexual appetites are just as commanding. The poison
conveyed by an adult female authority figure who manipulates an
adolescent or young teen into an aroused state is just as toxic.
35, a married mother of two from Highlands Ranch, Colo., made her
first court appearance on March 24 on charges of sexual assault on a
child by someone in a position of trust and sexual assault as a
pattern of abuse. Barnhart, a teacher at Ponderosa High School, is
accused of having sex with a 16-year-old male student.
Sherry Brians , 41, a seventh-grade teacher at Buttonwillow School in Kern County, California, voluntarily surrendered to the sheriff's department on January 4 on charges involving lewd acts on a 12-year-old boy. The boy's mother allegedly found a letter from Brians indicating that she had been having sex with him at school.
Lisa Clark (37) has Baby with 15 Year Old Boy
Angela Comer , 26, a former teacher at a middle school in Monroe County, Ky., was indicted on January 18 on charges of illegal sex acts with a 14-year-old boy who had been her student. Comer, the boy and her 4-year-old son were found in Mexico.
Wendy Crowell of Grand Junction, Colorado, is accused of seducing her son's underage friend at a sleepover and having consensual sex with him on multiple occasions. She's been charged with six felony counts of sexual assault on a child. An arrest affidavit claims that one night when the boy (15 or 16) was sleeping over at Crowell's home, she told him "he could pretend to be 18 for a night."
Margaret DeBarraicua , a 30-year old teaching intern in Sacramento, Calif., was arrested Feb. 24, 2005, on statutory rape charges. Police say they found her parked behind Hollywood Park's DaVinci School having sex with a 16-year-old special-ed student. Her own 2-year-old son was in the back seat.
Melissa Michelle Deel , 32, of Bristol, Tenn., agreed on May 6, 2005, to serve 14 months in federal prison followed by five years supervised release for engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a 13-year-old male student. Deel admitted to traveling from Tennessee to Virginia in 2004 to commit a sex act on the student.
Diane DeMartini-Scully , 45, a psychologist at East Hampton (New York) Middle School is charged with third-degree rape for two alleged sexual encounters she had with her former 16-year-old neighbor in Mattituck, Long Island, in May 2005. Police arrested Scully in Onslow County, N.C., on charges that she paid a secret visit to the boy's new home and kidnapped him and his younger sister, giving them alcohol and marijuana.
Pamela Diehl-Moore, a 43-year-old teacher who pleaded guilty to second-degree sexual assault after admitting that she had had sex with a 13-year-old boy many times over a six-month period.
Christine Duda , 39, a teacher at Normandy High School in St. Louis County, Mo., was jailed on February 6 on charges of statutory rape for having sex with a 16-year-old male student in her home.
Celeste Emerick , a high-school teacher in Huber Heights, Ohio, faced charges Feb. 11, 2005, of sexual battery and showing her students pornographic material at her apartment.
Carol Flannigan , 50, a music teacher at a Boynton Beach, Fla., public school, had sex with an 11-year-old former student and a sexual relationship with the boy's father at the same time, according to a deposition filed the week of March 5, 2005, in Palm Beach County Circuit Court. Flannigan is facing charges of one count of capital sex assault on a child under 12 and one count of lewd or lascivious assault.
Sandra "Beth" Geisel , 42, a former teacher at Christian Brothers Academy in Albany, N.Y., was indicted in September 2005 for three counts of third-degree rape and one count of performing a criminal sexual act on a 16-year-old boy who was a student at the academy. She pleaded guilty Sept. 26, 2005, to a single count of rape and agreed to spend six months in jail. A judge ordered her to register as a level-one, low-risk, sex offender.
Amber S. Jennings , 32, a former teacher at Shepherd Hill Regional High School in Dudley, Mass., pleaded guilty Sept. 26, 2005. She will undergo two years of supervised probation for sending obscene photos, videos and electronic messages to a 16-year-old male student with whom she was having a sexual relationship.
Elisa Kawasaki , 25, a former high-school teacher in Hanford, Calif., who admitted a sexual relationship with her 16-year-old male student, agreed to spend 180 days in jail after accepting a plea deal Sept. 23, 2005. The deal includes serving five years' probation and forfeiture of her teaching credentials.
Michelle Kush, 29, a substitute teacher at Boone County (Ky.) High School, was accused of two counts of rape and one count of sodomy Sept. 9, 2005, for having sex with a 15-year-old boy several times in the previous three months during summer break.
Debra Lafave (25) young, blond, and in the words of her lawyer, "too pretty for prison," escaped punishment when a Florida prosecutor dropped child- sex-abuse charges against her. Lafave, a former teacher, admitted having sex with a boy who was then 14 years old.
Shelly Lowery (28) serving alcohol to 14 and 15 year old kids.
Amber Kay Marshall (23) having sex with underage students
Amber Marshall , 23, a teacher's aide in Northwest Indiana, allegedly confessed on June 11, 2005, to having sexual contact, including intercourse, with several special education students at Hebron High School. Investigators claim that Marshall admitted what she did was wrong and knew it was against the law. She faces six felony counts.
Pamela Rogers, 28, is an attractive former teacher from Warren County, Tenn., who served six months in jail for having sex with a 13-year-old boy
Elizabeth Stow , 26, of Visalia, California, a former Tulare Western High School teacher, pleaded no contest to a dozen counts of felony charges stemming from having sex with three underage students. Stow received a suspended nine-year prison sentence on Nov. 18, 2005. She now faces a year in custody, which could be served either under house arrest or in prison, five years probation and registration as a sex offender.
Traci Tapp , 28, a former gym teacher at a New Jersey high school who had been charged with numerous sexual-assault charges involving three male students, pleaded guilty in January to "offensive touching." Tapp escaped jail time and probation, and is permanently barred from public employment in New Jersey.
Heather Nicole Tindle (Age not given) providing alcohol (and maybe more) for five-students.
Senorita Walker (33) allegedly paid three teenage boys for sex and plying them with pot and booze. One 15, the other two 16.
Toni Lyn Woods, 37, a former elementary-school teacher, to 20 years in prison for sexually assaulting four children under age 16.
Claudia Tillery , 42, Brooklyn Teacher, plied the student with drugs and alcohol and carried on an inappropriate relationship with a sixth grader. Tillery is being charged with rape, unlawful dealing of drugs and alcohol to a child, sexual misconduct, criminal sexual act, sexual abuse and acting in a manner injurious to a child.