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You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Movement

Posted on | June 9, 2013 | 18 Comments

Why did the “Free Kate” movement flourish so rapidly after May 17? Some people have attributed this to the gay-rights angle in the case — Kaitlyn Ashley Hunt, 18, has admitted having sex with a 14-year-old female — and the claim of “homophobia” stirred sympathy for someone who admits committing a felony under Florida law.

This angered people because it looked like an attempt to create a “Get Out of Jail Free” card for gay sex offenders, but there was also another factor to which I called attention: Kate Hunt is a young, attractive female and no one wants to think a pretty girl could be dangerous — certainly not a sexual predator. Well . . .

You’re wrong. In fact, you might be shocked how wrong you are, when you see how often sex offenders hide behind a pretty face.

  • Loni Folks, 24, was arrested in 2008 and charged with sexual battery of a 16-year-old male student in Mississippi.
  • Carrie McCandless was 29 in 2006 when she was arrested for a sexual incident involving a 17-year-0ld male student at the Colorado charter school where she was English teacher and her husband was the principal. In 2011, McCandless was sentenced to 60 days in jail after a judge revoked her probation when she tested positive for morphine.
  • Heather Chiasson, 29, was charged in 2012 with having sex with a 17-year-old male student at the Louisiana high school where she taught math.

  • Angela Comer, 26, was arrested in Mexico with the 14-year-old boy with whom she ran away from Tompkinsville, Ky. The former middle school teacher pleaded guilty in 2007.
  • Marla Meek, 34, was arrested in 2006 and charged with having sex with a 15-year-old student. The former junior high school teacher  was sentenced to prison in 2008.
  • Alison Peck, 23, was convicted of statutory rape for her 2008 affair with a 16-year-old boy at Greenfield High School, where she taught music. In 2011, her probation was revoked and she was sentenced to five years in prison.

Could I extend this list? Well, there are more than 195 cases compiled at “Women Arrested for Indecent Behavior With Kids,” and I’ve just pulled the first six examples I found of reasonably young and attractive women accused of sex offenses. It’s much more common than you’d expect, and good luck building a movement — “Free Alison,” “Free Carrie,” etc. — big enough to free them all.

All of these women were teachers, and the youngest was 23, whereas Kate Hunt was an 18-year-old high school senior. Also, their victims (consenting victims, but victims by law) were in all cases male, whereas Hunt had sex with an underage girl.

Beyond these differences, however, my point is that the law is the law, and the “Free Kate” poster-girl act — she’s too cute to be dangerous — doesn’t carry any weight with the law.

Also: “Beat her f**king ass, Emily! Beat her ass! Get that bitch!”

Dangerous? Let’s leave that to the judge to decide.

UPDATE: If you want to try randomly browsing through “Women Arrested for Indecent Behavior With Kids” without filtering for the young and attractive perpetrators, be prepared to encounter serious weirdness:

Melissa Balkcom, a 27-year-old mother, threw a sexually oriented slumber party for her daughter’s birthday and invited six of her daughter’s dance class friends, ages nine to 13, to the party.
Party games included Balkcom engaging in a game of “truth or dare” where the girls were dared to do such things as 10 jumping jacks while nude, demonstrating oral sex on a soda bottle, French kissing objects and lap-dancing on a chair or on each other.
Balkcom participating in some of the dares, including jumping nude in front of the young girls. She also explained what oral sex was to those who did not understand.

Guess she took the “Cool Mom” thing a bit too far, eh? But was Balkcom the weirdest case in the file? Not even close, my friends:

A former Michigan middle school teacher, Elizabeth Miklosovic, 37 . . . was fired after being arrested for molesting a 14-year-old student. The victimized student told friends the relationship with the language arts teacher began when she was in the seventh grade. . . . Investigation into the relationship determined the former teacher assaulted her victim from June to August 2004.
In June 2004, the victim’s parents granted permission for their daughter to go camping with Miklosovic believing Miklosovic was a trusted mentor to their daughter. However, while camping the two lit candles, chanted and exchange vows in a pagan wedding ceremony. To solidify their union, they traded a piece of braided cloth. It was after the “wedding” that Miklosovic sexually assaulted her young victim. . . .
The student testified, “She (Miklosovic) is a wonderful woman. She does not deserve this, any of this. I was not manipulated or taken advantage of. It was completely consensual.”

A pagan lesbian wedding. With a seventh-grader. “It was completely consensual.” Why are you bigoted haters so judgmental?

Anyway, why is this kind of bizarre stuff relevant to the “Free Kate” phenomenon? Because, in that case, Kaitlyn Hunt’s defenders are arguing that the letter of the law — which makes it a felony for anyone 18 or older to have sex with anyone 15 or younger — should be disregarded due to what they see as extenuating circumstances: Both girls were high school students who played together on the same basketball team — which meant they were “peers,” the defenders say — and because of what they claim are homophobic motives of the 14-year-old’s parents who reported the case to the cops.

OK, maybe you could grant leniency in one case, but if leniency becomes routine, so that the law is never rigorously enforced, you’re effectively voiding the law and 14-year-olds are fair game.

Well, what next? Shall we disregard the testimony of Elizabeth Miklosovic’s 14-year-old pagan lesbian “bride” (!) when she says that she was not “taken advantage of” by this “wonderful woman”? Is this “consenting” girl more of a victim than the 14-year-old who “consented” with 18-year-old Kaitlyn Hunt? Why? Because Kaitlyn is young and cute, and Milosovic is . . . well, not young and cute?

Start bending the law, and prepare for sexual anarchy.

Happy 14th Birthday! (Batteries not included.)

UPDATE II: Talk about taking the “Cool Mom” thing too far:

Donna Lou Sanders, 46, was a special education teacher and wife of the assistant principal of Magnolia High School in Magnolia, Arkansas, when she was arrested and charged with two counts of accomplice to rape, four counts of third-degree sexual assault, and six counts of permitting abuse of a minor. She was charged after an investigation determined she allegedly took a 12-year-old girl and 13-year-old girl to a motel so they could [have] sex with underaged boys and a 22-year-old man they met through Facebook.
According to the reports, Sanders also took her own daughter to the motels, provided alcohol to the minors, and sometimes drove the minors around in her car while they engaged in sex in the back seat of her car.

But . . . it was consenual!

UPDATE III: Good grief — a love triangle!

Linda Nef, 46, was one of two teachers from Bountiful Junior High School in Utah, accused of sexually assaulting the same 13-year-old boy. . . .
According to the Bountiful police, the two teachers were unaware of each other’s involvement with the same boy until recently when the boy told the other teacher involved, Valynne Bowers, about Nef.

Apparently, these 13-year-old boys nowadays are so irresistible to women, the teachers have to take turns.

UPDATE IV: Here’s practically an entire category of similar cases: Coach Reanna Jewell, 25, has sex with 16-year-old female basketball player; P.E. teacher Rita Brum, 24, has sex with 17-year-old female student; P.E. teacher Abigail Holloway, 33, arrested for affair with female student that began eight years earlier when the girl was 13.

But women can’t really be sexual predators, can’t they?



18 Responses to “You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Movement”

  1. Stan Brewer
    June 10th, 2013 @ 12:07 am

    Been an 18 year old male that had sexual relations with that 14 year old girl, the male would have been doing 20 years with no parole and be listed forever as a sexual predator for life.

  2. Arlene
    June 10th, 2013 @ 12:10 am

    If you want to make your blood boil, look up the case of Karla Homolka. At 20 years of age she helped her fiance drug her own younger sister so they could rape her – two incidents. Tammy died following the second.

    That was just the beginning for these two rapists.

    We really shouldn’t worry about young cute girls. They are harmless.;)

  3. ReaganiteGOPer
    June 10th, 2013 @ 12:37 am

    RT @smitty_one_each: TOM You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Movement #TCOT

  4. Adjoran
    June 10th, 2013 @ 1:35 am

    I doubt the Hunts are sharp enough to have considered any of the history, or much of anything else. Someone, perhaps their lawyer, who was on a mission with their own agenda suggested the idea to them and they ran with it.

    And while adult women are arrested and prosecuted for sexual crimes against underage boys, it is also true they tend to get lighter sentences on the average than their male counterparts who violate young girls, and further true that on average a good-looking female defendant is going to draw a somewhat lighter sentence for the same crime than would a man or a plain-looking woman.

    There are exceptions, of course, but they usually involve either particularly egregious details (as some of the cases Stacy cites above) or a defendant who somehow shows the judge she doesn’t take the charges seriously or is openly unremorseful.

    It isn’t just speeding tickets they get out of.

  5. Adjoran
    June 10th, 2013 @ 1:37 am

    Karla also got a sweet plea deal for herself for testifying against her husband in several of their crimes. She made it before police finally found the videotapes they had made of all their assaults on the third search of their house.

  6. robertstacymccain
    June 10th, 2013 @ 2:24 am

    Did some more research on that Miklosovic case, which was definitely “egregious,” to use your term. The parents of the girl described her as being emotionally disturbed. Prosecutors called the girl “psychologically fragile.” The parents agreed to the camping trip because they thought the teacher would “mentor” the girl. The teacher was already living with another woman, with whom she shared custody of an adopted son. And after their “honeymoon” in the state park, the teacher later had sex with the girl at the house she shared with her (other) wife. So, in addition to the jailbait problem, the perpetrator is also a lesbian bigamist.

    The victim in this case was exceptionally vulnerable, and the perpetrator showed zero remorse. The perp pleaded guilty in 2004, and the victim would now be about 23. One wonders how she turned out. Probably not very well.


  7. vermontaigne
    June 10th, 2013 @ 7:09 am

    This is why I sometimes assert that there’s an epidemic of sexual abuse in public schools. What stats exist bear the claim out (they not only exceed the Catholic scandals in raw number terms, but quite significantly in per capita and every other statistically significant index). The MSM likes to present the individual cases–so salacious–but never connect the dots, in stark contrast to the Catholic priest scandals. They don’t wish to see massive class-action suits against public school districts, half of them faked up, because they know that they’ll be settled out of court.

    But, you know . . . for the children. So, it goes on and on, and the argument I always get from the left is that the Catholic Church is a highly centralized institution, whereas these abusive public school employees are low-level rogue actors. And still it goes on. And then the excuse is that the priests are in a position of greater trust and authority, though the unions are continually telling us that we must entrust our children’s intellectual and moral formation to them, and they must have more money to properly socialize them. And still it goes on.

    CBS (I think it is) has a rogues gallery at their website, but it is a gallery from which one is not encouraged to draw any conclusions, latent as they may be. I’m sure that they find they get a lot of hits there. It’s a bit like their sick version of Rule 5, honestly. No, there’s no pattern here. None at all. And if there’s no pattern, there’s no story, and if there’s no story, there are no class-action lawsuits, and the abuse is permitted to continue, on and on. But the military . . .

  8. Quartermaster
    June 10th, 2013 @ 7:32 am

    This rule of law thing is only for H8trs and homophobes.

  9. riverlifecallie
    June 10th, 2013 @ 9:24 am

    Exactly. Child predators are drawn to professions where the children are.

  10. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    June 10th, 2013 @ 10:10 am

    There are a lot of freaks out there. And my apologies to Carnival freak show members for using that term and grouping them in.

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  12. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    June 10th, 2013 @ 11:56 am

    That is exactly right. If you have ever seen Chris Hansen: If you are fishing for child molesters, what do you use as bait? Child molesters go where children are.

  13. Durasim
    June 10th, 2013 @ 12:30 pm

    Debra Lafave’s lawyer specifically cited her physical attractiveness as a reason not to punish her for lewd and lascivious battery on a 14 year old male student.

    “To place Debbie into a Florida state women’s penitentiary, to place an attractive young woman in that kind of hellhole, is like putting a piece of raw meat in with the lions,” her lawyer, John Fitzgibbons, told a Florida court at the time.
    Yes, of course. If she were plain or homely, it would be just fine to feed her to the large, unsightly, prison lesbians.

  14. trangbang68
    June 10th, 2013 @ 12:57 pm

    I’ve long heard that the worst students become teachers. This is likely as they do such a poor job. Apparently the biggest degenerates also become teachers

  15. Matthew W
    June 10th, 2013 @ 1:29 pm

    They have a Union you know.

  16. cabensg
    June 10th, 2013 @ 2:52 pm

    We already have sexual anarchy.

  17. Dana
    June 10th, 2013 @ 11:30 pm

    What I have yet to figure out is why these women, all of whom knew that what they were doing was against the law and could land them in jail, if they wanted a younger man didn’t go after someone who was 18 rather than 17? It’s such an obvious point that I can’t think that this is somehow simple infatuation, but a real psychological problem.

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