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Parents Charge ‘Double Standard’ in Texas Teacher Sex Crime Case

Posted on | January 23, 2014 | 18 Comments

Kathryn Camille Murray had sex with a 15-year-old boy.

When we took notice last week of female teachers charged with sex crimes against boys, Kathryn Camille Murray was on the list. She was sentenced this week to a year in jail and a year on probation for having sex with a 15-year-old immigrant from Costa Rica:

On Tuesday, the teen’s parents said their son had been victimized first by 30-year-old Kathryn Camille Murray and then by the system.
The former teacher was sentenced to a year in jail and a year of probation, which was too lenient, the boy’s family said.
“If this had been a 27-year-old man and a 15- year-old girl, the judgment in there would have been completely different,” the teen’s father said outside of a Harris County courtroom. “It goes to show you the double standard.”
The boy’s adopted mother said her son was an easy target for Murray because he was in a new country and was trying to learn the language.
“This was not justice,” she said after Murray was sentenced. “This was a child who believed and trusted in his teacher.” . . .
Investigators said the teacher and student began a sexual relationship in her classroom on Feb. 7, 2012. According to court records, Murray on one occasion picked up the eighth-grader at a school dance after his father had dropped him off and took him to a hotel for two hours where they had sex.
The next night, Murray is accused of going to the teen’s home to have sex with him while his parents were gone. Murray was arrested and charged with sexual assault of a child under 17, after the brother informed his parents.
While free on $50,000 bail last year, Murray was again arrested after the teen ran away from home and was found at her house. The teacher was charged with harboring a runaway, a charge that was dropped as part of her plea agreement. . . .
After the sentencing, the teen’s mother gave a victim impact statement, in which she pleaded with Murray to leave the boy alone. “I’m asking you Kathryn Murray to keep away from my son,” the teen’s mother said. “He has a right to be happy and put this behind him.”

Have you seen any feminists notice this double standard? Me neither.

 

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  • Art Deco

    Women have options; men have obligations.

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Holy Crap: Does she dodge being on the sex registry too? And this is in Texas?

    Okay, at least there is this: “…she will have to register as a sex offender for life.”

    It is still insane. She is out of control and that grinning is freaking me out, she looks dangerously crazy (obviously she is).

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Holy Crap: Does she dodge being on the sex registry too? And this is in Texas?

    Okay, at least there is this: “…she will have to register as a sex offender for life.”

    It is still insane. She is out of control and that grinning is freaking me out, she looks dangerously crazy (obviously she is).

  • DaveO

    How about internal decapitation by hanging. In public, during daylight hours, at a suitable public venue? I’m fine with it.
    Larger issue: America’s judges, being lawyers (see Instapundit’s many laments on legal education, outside of UT SOL) were not capable of rendering judgement, only sympathy, which gave us Mandatory Minimums. So the judges sentenced everyone to Life Without Parole, or multiple consecutive life sentences, which means the prisoner will die in prison, at least of old age. So why not hang them all, and make it even among men and women?
    We can’t afford to maintain the lavish lifestyle of the prisoners for the rest of their natural lives. And we seem to blanch from dangling a woman – so in the name of feminism and Fiscal Conservatism, hang ‘em all.

  • DaveO

    So, she’ll still be able to teach so long as she maintains her NEA membership. She may have to move to a blue state like Massachussetts, but the union will pay for an interpreter in Southie so this southern belle can prey on new kids to the block.

  • M. Thompson

    Exactly an issue. My girlfriend is a music teacher, and said that one of her friends had ended up in a romantic relationship with a person the friend had been a student teacher under. She was surprised that I thought of it as a moral failing. When people starting thinking this is acceptable, what else is next?

  • concern00

    Disparate impact. Where’s Holder when you need him?

  • kurosawa

    Wait, so someone who worked as a student teacher had a relationship with a teacher, and that’s a moral failing? Your comment is a little incoherent. If it is the latter I fail to see how that’s a moral failing.

  • Matt_SE

    I love the “pleading with the sex offender for decency” angle.
    Somebody needs to bust a cap in their ass, and it most likely will not be the cops.

  • Quartermaster

    You need to re-read the post.

  • M. Thompson

    Two people, one of them has a say in the other’s career, get involved romantically. How is this a good thing?

  • Kirby McCain

    Teachers have a position of authority and trust and must be held to a higher standard. Women shouldn’t be treated any differently than men. To be lenient only encourages more of this bad behavior.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/21/jamie-carrillo_n_4637398.html

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  • http://alessandrareflections.wordpress.com/ Alessandra

    Great job keeping on the spotlight on these teacher abuse cases, McCain. Especially because you focus on all kinds of teacher profiles!

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