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Lesbian Teacher Sentenced to Prison for Sexually Molesting Two Teenage Girls

Posted on | December 4, 2023 | 2 Comments

That’s a headline you’ll never see in any mainstream media publication. There is no such thing as a gay pedophile, so far as the media are concerned, and on those occasions when minors are abused in such circumstances, journalists are obliged to conceal the most obvious facts.

Longtime blog buddy Dana Pico calls attention to how the case of April Bradford was reported in the Lexington Herald-Leader:

Former Floyd County administrator pleads guilty to sexual contact involving students
A former Floyd County teacher, administrator and coach plead guilty Thursday to multiple charges involving sexual contact with students from 1997 to 2007.
April Bradford, 51, of Weeksbury, plead guilty to eight counts of sodomy third degree and 11 counts of sexual abuse first degree.
Bradford admitted she sexually abused two students while she was a teacher and coach during the students’ middle and high school years.
Bradford will serve three and a half years in prison, according to Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s office, which prosecuted the case against Bradford.

Dana points out that, first of all, the Herald-Leader did not include a mugshot of Bradford, and furthermore, they omitted the original charges, which would have sent her to prison for at least 10 years, instead of the three-and-half she got in the plea deal. More importantly, however, they did not mention that the two students Bradford molested were female.

The Herald-Leader omitted this information despite the fact that the two victims were interviewed by local TV news:

Thursday, the women who came forward about the abuse shared their experience, saying “justice was served.”
Jessica Hensley and Mary Prater stood to the side of the courtroom as Bradford made her plea, waiting to hear the word “guilty,” saying it finally allows them to feel heard.
“It’s just a huge win for us. It’s been a long time coming,” said Hensley. “The community seems somewhat divided. You know, people are always hesitant or they refuse to believe when someone like April really puts out this persona.”
The two say they suffered in silence for years and now feel relief and assurance in knowing their nightmare is over- and so is the potential nightmare for another young student.
“And that was the one comment that kept coming up to us is, ‘Why did they wait so long?’ And it’s very important for survivors of trauma- any kind of trauma, but especially sexual abuse- it takes a while to process and there’s a lot of guilt and shame that comes with that. And sometimes it may take 20 years, but that’s okay. If you want to speak on your trauma, speak on it. Because it is healing,” said Hensley. . . .
They say they will continue to share their stories to help other victims feel the world is safe to tell their own.
“Because we don’t want it to happen anybody else. No other child should suffer and go through what we went through,” said Prater. “They don’t deserve it and neither did we.”

Years ago, I realized that the media deal with what we are now supposed to call “the LGBTQ community” not as reporters, but as public-relations agents. Their overriding concern is to ensure that the public receives only favorable information about gay people. Even when the news about gay people is very negative — and hey, the AIDS epidemic was kind of a bummer — the coverage is designed to encourage sympathy for gay people, who are portrayed as Just Like You and Me (Only Better).

So here you have a story about a lesbian teacher who molested two girls over a span of 10 years. In at least one case, the molestation began when the victim was just in middle school. This is rather heinous, and the LGBTQ Publicity Agents at the Lexington Herald-Leader therefore hit upon the clever idea of omitting the gender of the victims, so that readers would have no idea that the case involved homosexual behavior.

For the record, I have no idea whether gay people are more or less likely than heterosexuals to commit such crimes, and would be skeptical of any social science “research” on the question, whatever it showed. My point is that journalists ought not to be in the business of suppressing facts.



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