Thursday, July 21, 2005

No One Is That Pretty

Is it possible for an accused sexual abuser of children to be too pretty to go to jail?
A teacher accused of repeatedly seducing a 14-year-old pupil is too pretty to go to jail, her lawyers argue. Debra Lafave, 24, faces up to 30 years in a Florida jail on charges including lascivious battery.

Her lawyer told a pre-trial hearing: "To place Debbie into a 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."

Ms Lafave, a former pin-up model, will claim she was insane due to emotional stress and did not know right from wrong when she had sex numerous times with Matthew Merchant while she was a middle-school reading teacher.

[The boy] said Lafave told him her marriage was in trouble and that she was aroused by the fact that having sex with him was not allowed.

I've got news for Ms Lafave and her attorney - prison is not supposed to be a day spa. Bad people go to prison. Assuming she did what she is accused of, she's a bad person - pretty or not. Then they have the nerve to assert an insanity defense and that she did not know right from wrong. Oh, I forgot. We're enlightened now. If it arouses us it's right. If not, it's wrong.

Now that I think about it, she IS insane.