Depravity: Breaking Oaths of Office and Child Molestation
Added 09-14-19 08:55:02am EST - “By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor According to Court records via the local news, a former middle-school para-educator pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of Communicating with a Minor for Immoral?” - Jonathanturley.org
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According to Court records via the local news, a former middle-school para-educator pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of Communicating with a Minor for Immoral Purposes after she allegedly facilitated the statutory rape of a thirteen year old girl by her husband.
The former Kennewick, WA educator acted as an intermediary in the exchange of “love letters”, providing a cellphone, and arranging for sexual relations between the child victim and her husband, a former Umatilla County Oregon Corrections officer.
I have often lamented in the past that virtue has its limits but depravity knows no bounds. And with these two having positions of both authority and responsibility to the public, especially children, there simply is no redemption they may qualify.
The educator’s husband earlier received a ten year prison sentence for Rape of a Child while she received a gross-misdemeanor Communicating with a Minor for Immoral Purposes, reduced from a Class C Felony. While details were not immediately available as to the plea negotiations I suspect it was possibly in exchange for cooperation. She is to serve thirty days in jail and be required to register as a sex offender.
While I am not going to criticize the prosecution in this matter I have to question a general policy of going for a very safe prosecution when instead of settling for prosecution based solely on the communication there would instead be strong probable cause to go the inchoate route by charging her with conspiracy to commit rape of a child, which in Washington is punishable at one seriousness level below that of the base crime. (i.e. She would receive a Class B Felony to his Class A crimes).
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