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.