February 14, 2020
Now this is an example of being soft on crime.
A middle aged high school principal has been given probation for statutory rape.
From the BND article;
Elizabeth "Beth” Giesler is the former assistant principalat Ste. Genevieve Middle School in eastern Missouri, The Kansas City Star reported. In 2018, she was charged with sexual contact with a student, statutory sodomy and statutory rape, according to the newspaper.
Giesler was accused of a having three sexual encounterswith a 16-year-old boy, including performing a sex act on him and engaging in sexual intercourse twice in her home in Ste. Genevieve County, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
She took an Alford plea on Tuesday, court records show. In an Alford plea, the defendant doesn’t admit guilt but accepts that there’s enough evidence to find guilt if the case goes to trial.
In addition to the two years of probation, Giesler agreed to voluntarily surrender her teacher’s license, records show.
Ste. Genevieve County Prosecuting Attorney Wayne Williams said he considered Giesler’s lack of criminal history and losing her teaching license in accepting the plea, according to the Daily Journal.
"Some people might not understand the bargain that was struck in this case unless they really understand what she had to give up voluntarily to get that bargain,” Williams told the Daily Journal. "That was basically her livelihood, and she had to surrender that.”Uh, wouldn't serving prison time have the same effect? Giving up her right to teach children doesn't seem like much of a sacrifice on her part at this point.
This is an amazing double standard. If this were a male principal he would be heading for the state pen.
I don't know but I'll bet the prosecutor and/or the judge are Democrats.
Posted by: wilson bushman at February 14, 2020 07:14 PM (12Vjl)
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