The HuffPost just ran a series on schoolteachers who'd gotten in trouble for having sex with their students. I was struck by the fact that 21 out of 21 of the women depicted were white. Not a single Asian or Hispanic or black. This seems to be a strictly Caucasian phenomenon.
Of course, there's a big difference between a 35-year-old woman who has sex with a 13-year-old boy and a 28-year-old hottie bedding a relatively manly 17-year-old guy. While the former seems weirdly perverted, the latter seems, well, sorta normal. Which is why, in some states, the age of consent is actually 16.
Of course, having sex with a student of any age is against the law, so all these women have been prosecuted.
I was also struck by the way four of them were downright pretty. It reminds me of what one particularly obtuse guy I knew said when the Michael Jackson child-molesting scandal first broke: "No way he's having sex with little boys -- that guy could have any woman he wanted!"
These women were simply not interested in full grown men.
It makes sense that three of the four good-looking teachers (the fourth had relations with a high school boy of unspecified age) wanted extremely young boys. If they had been interested in full grown males, they wouldn't have had to turn to high school students, since they would have had any number of willing men who already had their diplomas.
Here are their pictures, along with captions (in Italics) from the Huffpost:
This April 26, 2006 booking mug shot shows Pamela Rogers Turner after her arrest. Turner, now 34, a former teacher who served time in jail for having sex with a 13-year-old boy, is currently serving a prison sentence for sending inappropriate photos and videos of herself to that same boy after she served out her original sentence.
A 13-year-old? And she kept sending photos after completing her first sentence? Turner is disturbed as well as perverted. My guess -- and it's only a guess -- is she was molested as a youngster herself.
Former middle school teacher Debra Lafave is shown in this file photo as she looks at a reporter after pleading guilty on Nov. 22, 2005 to two counts of lewd and lascivious battery. Lafave, now 31, whose sexual liaisons with a 14-year-old middle school student made tabloid headlines, avoided prison as part of a plea agreement.
Lafave, with her plucked eyebrows, false eyelashes, lipstick, and blank face, looks a little like a Playboy model. She must not be as dumb as she looks, though; she certainly chose the right lawyer.
Carrie McCandless listens during her sentencing hearing at Larimer County Justice Center for an inappropriate sexual relationship with a student at Brighton Charter High School, where she was a teacher, Friday, June 8, 2007, in Fort Collins, Colorado. McCandless was taken to custody by a Larimer County sheriff's deputy after being sentenced to 45 days in jail, five years on probation and a four-year deferred sentence. In May of 2011, McCandless was sentenced to 60 days in jail for a parole violation after she tested positive for morphine.
I have to admit, if I saw McCandless walking down the street, I'd never guess that she was a sex offender and junkie. Call me biased.
Mary Kay Letourneau completed a 7 1/2-year term for child rape in connection with a relationship she had with her former sixth-grade pupil Vili Fualaau, with whom she had two children.
LeTourneau, of course, is the original granddaddy -- or rather, grandmommy -- of all hot-for-teacher-types. She not only went after a 13-year-old, she left her husband and four children for him. (Screw loose alert!) In fact, she is still with Fualaau now, proving that unlike Michael Jackson, she didn't lose interest just because her paramour got beyond puberty. I do blame her for going after the boy, but it's hard to blame the boy for succumbing.