I think this article on cbsnews.com (linked behind the title of my post) really speaks for itself. Imagine if this were your 14 year old daughter or son. Click the link above to read the full article.
(CBS) Now that state prosecutors have dropped charges against Debra Lafave in Marion County, Fla., it appears the former teacher won’t be spending any time in jail for allegedly having sex several times with a 14-year-old student.
On The Early Show Wednesday, CBS News legal analyst and former prosecutor Wendy Murphy called that “jaw-dropping.”
Lafave faces three years of house arrest and seven years probation in Hillsborough County, Fla., where she was charged with having sex with the teen in a classroom and her home. She pleaded guilty Nov. 22 to two counts of lewd and lascivious battery under a plea deal there.
In Marion County, she was accused of having sex with the boy in a sport utility vehicle.
The decision to drop the charges was announced hours after a judge rejected a plea deal for Lafave in Marion County.
It means the teen won’t have to testify, something his family was pushing for and that prosecutors cited as the main factor in their decision to drop the charges in Marion County.
Watch RAW video of Lafave’s reaction to having the charges against her dropped.