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Lesbian Police Officer Accused of Illegal Sex With 17-Year-Old High School Girl

Posted on | February 4, 2015 | 84 Comments

Make her a “school resource officer.” What could go possibly wrong?

SEATTLE — A Bothell police officer accused of having sex with a girl she met while serving as a school resource officer has been charged with sex crimes.
Detective Dione Thompson is alleged to have first had sex with the girl when she was a 17-year-old student at Bothell High School. Thompson, now 45, has been charged with sexual misconduct with a minor, a charge meant to punish authority figures who have sexual contact with older children.
According to charging papers, Thompson had sexual contact with the girl in her patrol car, at the Bothell library and outside an Ivar’s restaurant during their months-long liaison. Thompson persuaded the student to move in with her for a time. . . .
Writing the court, a King County Sheriff’s Office detective said Thompson’s ex-partner reported the claims in August after the former student contacted her. Police then contacted the former student, who detailed the allegations.
Thompson first chatted with the former student by Facebook, then began seeing her outside of school in the summer of 2010, the detective said in charging papers. Thompson ultimately persuaded the student — who was facing “a lot of turmoil” personally — to move into the Shoreline home Thompson shared with her partner. The former student apparently lived there for some time. . . .
The former student told investigators Thompson broke off the relationship in February 2011. Recounting an interview, the detective said the student only recently realized the harm Thompson caused by misusing the power and trust given her.

You may be wondering why this teenager had “a lot of turmoil.” The young woman is under the delusion she’s a young man:

According to charging documents, the alleged victim identified as female in 2010 and 2011, when the alleged sexual misconduct occurred, but now identifies as male. Male pronouns are used throughout the charging papers to refer to Thompson’s alleged victim.
The allegations against Thompson came to light in August when the alleged victim emailed Thompson’s former domestic partner and wrote that Thompson had sexually manipulated him, the papers say. The domestic partner wrote the alleged victim, now 22, and told him she is mandated by law to report allegations of abuse, though the charges don’t indicate her profession.
She then contacted police in Shoreline, where Thompson once lived, the charges say. Shoreline contracts with the King County Sheriff’s Office for police services.
Detectives interviewed the former student, who was 17 and 18 when he had sex with Thompson in her unmarked patrol car, her personal vehicle and her Shoreline residence as well as at [Thompson’s] parents’ home in Arlington, charging papers say. They also once had sex in the woods off the Burke-Gilman trail between Woodinville and Bothell, say the charges.

The lesbian cop’s domestic partner is “mandated by law to report allegations of abuse” — perhaps a teacher or a health-care worker — yet thought nothing of Thompson’s idea of having this profoundly disturbed teenager move into their home?

A society under pressure to accept deviant sexual behavior as normal — the “Emerging Awareness” Doctrine that was the crux of the landmark 2003 Lawrence v. Texas ruling — finds itself unable to make necessary judgments. Decisions about who should be entrusted to supervise vulnerable young people are among the most important decisions in any society. The vast majority of people (more than 97%, according to federal research) are heterosexual, and the vast majority of sex offenders are also heterosexual. But for many years, our society has been under pressure to accept homosexuality as normal, so that anyone who objected to a lesbian policewoman being appointed as school resource officer would have been condemned as a homophobe.

“Discrimination! Hate! Prejudice!”

So, hey, here’s a teenage lesbian –a young butch who subsequently decides she wants to be a man — having personal “turmoil” at home, and she’s becoming unusually friendly with the lesbian cop. Maybe the tolerant and enlightened staff at Bothell High School viewed this as a sort of beneficial mentoring, but if anyone suspected anything was wrong with this situation, what could they say? If this had been a male cop who seemed to be getting too friendly with a teenage girl, no one would hesitate to raise an alarm, but how dare you suspect a homosexual of inappropriate interest in a minor?

Some things are predictable and some things are not, but when you destroy moral tradition, don’t be surprised by the unhappy results.

Ideas Have Consequences, and bad ideas have bad consequences.

BONUS IRONY: Powerpoint slide show about “Sex Offender Community Information” produced by . . . Detective Dion Thompson.



84 Responses to “Lesbian Police Officer Accused of Illegal Sex With 17-Year-Old High School Girl”

  1. Quartermaster
    February 4th, 2015 @ 4:19 pm

    Catholic School Girls at a Lutheran High School? Something doesn’t add up there.

  2. Fail Burton
    February 4th, 2015 @ 4:22 pm

    I raise you 1500 quatloos.

  3. trangbang68
    February 4th, 2015 @ 4:54 pm

    I saw metal detectors in basketball gyms in Alabama 10 years ago

  4. RS
    February 4th, 2015 @ 5:11 pm

    There are more Catholic high schools than Lutheran in my town. We (the Lutherans, though in truth, we’re all Baptists) play them all the time. Years ago, when my daughter played soccer and the Lutherans were demolished 10-nil by a Catholic power house, she commented on the drive home: “Well. It seems they haven’t gotten over The Reformation.”

  5. Jim R
    February 4th, 2015 @ 5:43 pm

    I wonder… If a fellow fell afoul of the law and it wound up that he was looking at doing time, could he be sent to women’s prison if he declared himself to be “female”?

  6. Southern Air Pirate
    February 4th, 2015 @ 5:45 pm
    Just saying that the whole place is hive of scum and villainy that probably only has a few good souls in it. Also, the host here has discussed in depth the issue Rotherham when it arose. Just click through the archives when it first started to appear in the news.

  7. theoldsargesays
    February 4th, 2015 @ 6:24 pm

    From the second linked story above:
    “The alleged victim told detectives he never intended to report Thompson to police, but while he was undergoing training about abuse at a victim-advocacy center, he started having panic attacks and realized Thompson had abused her position of authority by initiating a sex with him, according to the charges.”

    What a H8tr this guy, girl, uh whatever is, labeling this police officer as a “her”?
    How dare he/she just assume that because this police officer has the outward appearance of a female that ” she” must therefore self-identify as a “her”.
    This type of bigotry must stop! I know that he/she is the victim here, but that is no excuse for misogynistic/misandrist (we’ll let him/her decide which one he/she is) labeling of others even if they are pedophile police officers abusing the trust placed in them by the men, women and those who self-identify as other gender indentities of their communities.

  8. theoldsargesays
    February 4th, 2015 @ 6:32 pm

    That would imply that other, non-parochial high schools are not so well behaved.
    Thusly, that those police officers are racist, sexist, anti freedom of from worship, right wing Christian fundamentalist thugs.
    Sounds like a nice place actually.

  9. theoldsargesays
    February 4th, 2015 @ 6:36 pm

    Your daughter has some sense of wit!

  10. theoldsargesays
    February 4th, 2015 @ 6:43 pm

    Luckily for those of us who try to keep up with these nut jobs, the only thing that mattered in this case was his,her,his age at the time of the offense.
    Give progressives time though. Some day they’ll want different laws pertaining to different offenses based upon which way one of these gender self-identifiers decides that he/she was at the time of the offense. Heck, they may demand two sets of charges, one for the offense against the female victim and one for they male victim, even though they are they same person.

  11. Zohydro
    February 4th, 2015 @ 7:01 pm

    No… Not yet, anyway!

  12. Zohydro
    February 4th, 2015 @ 7:51 pm

    I’ve smoked post-coital cigarettes with women in my mind! I am so friggin’ doomed…

  13. Quartermaster
    February 4th, 2015 @ 7:53 pm

    Women, not woman? You’re pretty kinky for a donkey, you know that?

  14. Zohydro
    February 4th, 2015 @ 7:54 pm

    You have no idea…

  15. Quartermaster
    February 4th, 2015 @ 7:54 pm


  16. Zohydro
    February 4th, 2015 @ 8:02 pm

    Now that kind of sarcasm is just… just counter-revolutionary hooliganism! Your thought crimes have been noted…

  17. Quartermaster
    February 4th, 2015 @ 8:03 pm

    And, I like it that way!

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  19. Zohydro
    February 4th, 2015 @ 8:28 pm

    …says the wiener dog!

  20. theoldsargesays
    February 4th, 2015 @ 8:45 pm

    Meh….I think I’ve been marked by some Seattle Times readers as well.

  21. Quartermaster
    February 4th, 2015 @ 8:45 pm

    You misspelled Weener Dawg!

  22. Quartermaster
    February 4th, 2015 @ 8:47 pm

    Punxatawney ain’t rural. I’ve been there and I know.

  23. Dana
    February 4th, 2015 @ 8:54 pm

  24. Dana
    February 4th, 2015 @ 8:56 pm

  25. Dana
    February 4th, 2015 @ 9:04 pm

    Alas! Though I aspire to that title, I am still far, far! behind Zohydro in that regard.

  26. Zohydro
    February 4th, 2015 @ 9:17 pm

    Well, yeah, maybe… If you’re counting the innumerable times I’ve denounced myself! IIRC, YOU started it, though!

  27. Dana
    February 4th, 2015 @ 9:20 pm

    Qui, moi?

  28. Zohydro
    February 4th, 2015 @ 9:26 pm


  29. theoldsargesays
    February 4th, 2015 @ 10:39 pm

    I suspect that could apply to the federal prison system, at least up until January 19, 2017.

  30. theoldsargesays
    February 4th, 2015 @ 10:54 pm

    Why not? Since there are specially protected groups that if you commit a crime against, you receive harsher punishment.
    There’s no reason why those in whom special trust has been placed should not receive harsher punishment for breaking that trust.
    The trouble is and will be getting politicians to write and pass that type of legislation since…..( I’ll assume no further explanation is needed)

  31. Charles G. Hill
    February 4th, 2015 @ 11:17 pm

    Both RSM and I have had automobiles destroyed by members of the family Cervidae, so please pardon us for our seeming lack of enthusiasm.

  32. theoldsargesays
    February 4th, 2015 @ 11:21 pm

    Detective Dione Thompson…
    1.”… joined the Bothell department as an entry-level officer in November 1998..
    2.”… and spent at least seven years as a school-resource officer before becoming a detective in fall 2010…” Collins said.

    I was thinking about this as I read the story…
    *Figure an entry-level officer has to spend at least a full year of training prior to being cut loose to work solo right?
    *She spends at least seven years as an SRO.
    *So that’s 8 years so far.
    * If she was promoted to detective in “fall of 2010” that means she spent roughly 4 years doing police work other than trainee and SRO prior to making Detective .
    *4 years doing real police work doesn’t seem like much experience to qualify as a Detective.
    * I wonder if she had any other “special qualifications” that helped get her promoted so quickly and with so little experience?
    i.e. Woman, Lesbian, Connections?

  33. Scott
    February 5th, 2015 @ 6:42 pm

    No cops at the schools I attended (other than “Officer Friendly” dropping by one day in kindergarten), and I graduated in 1989. I’ll allow that two of the high schools were DoDDS schools full of Air Force brats, but even the stateside, biggish-city public high school from which I graduated didn’t have cops.

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