Skip to comments.Teacher Gets Prison Time for Sex With Student
Posted on 07/17/2012 12:07:42 PM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST
Kimberly Jo Larkin had the book thrown at her yesterday in a York, Pa. courtroom. The former teacher was sentenced to six to 12 months in prison for her sexual liaison with a 16-year-old student at Paradise School for Boys.
Larkin did not deny having sex with the teen, with whom she was intimate at least five times. She simply maintained that their illicit relationship did not begin until after he was no longer her student.
But the teen, himself, contradicted Larkin. He was still a student at the Paradise School, he testified in court, when Larkin, then 39-years-old, gave him his introduction to sex education.
Back in April, the former teacher was acquitted of charges of institutional sexual assault, a third-degree felony, in which there is an institutional relationship between a defendant and victim. Like a prison guard and inmate or, as in Larkins case, a teacher and under-age student.
Instead of the felony conviction, which would have meant certain prison time, Larkin was found guilty of two misdemeanors corruption of minors, which bans her from teaching for the rest of her life, and furnishing alcohol to a minor.
The prosecutor in Larkins case asked only that the she be placed on five years probation. The former teachers defense attorney was good to go with that since it meant his client would spend no time behind bars.
But Common Pleas Judge Craig Trebilcock God love him had a different idea. He punished Larkin to the fullest extent Pennsylvania law allowed.
Now, there are some who may think the judge too harsh, especially since his sentence will separate Larkin from her two teen-aged children.
There are others who may think its kind of cool for a teen-age boy to have sex with his 39-year-old teacher, though they would see things quite differently if the teacher was a grown man and the student an under-age girl.
But Judge Trebilcock put Larkins crime in proper perspective. There was a disconnect, he said, between the seemingly prim and proper woman who stood before him in his courtroom and the hot-to-trot teacher who turned ON her 16-year-old student to alcohol and sex.
Larkins actions were despicable, the judge said. The former teacher is a huge discredit to her profession, he added.
But Larkens biggest crime, in Judge Trebilcocks eyes, is that sexually-deviant teachers like her are the reason that good teachers, morally upstanding teachers, even Christian teachers, cant innocently hug a child who is suffering in some way.
Larken sobbed in court yesterday, claiming that she was manipulated by her teen-aged student, and not the other way around.
Her refusal to own up to her sins merit the former teacher the unexpected prison sentence she received.
Hey, she was just trying to make the school live up to it's name!
Well, yes, it is illegal to have a sexual relationship with an underage person, and it is immoral and unprofessional to have a sexual relationship with a person under your care (a professor getting a student, even of legal age, into a sexual relationship). So what is your point?
Also, what were these women thinking? What adult woman in her right mind would want to carry on with a teenager?
Having teachers - of either sex - soliciting or consenting to sex with their students - of either sex - is completely wrong, and they need to have the book thrown at them. There has got to be some place that is safe for kids.
Possibly eligible for a BJ Clinton post-POTUS pardon
Honest. Just check a Pennsylvania road map...
After correcting for a mug shot, I’d have to say certainly not guilty
Apparently it’s quite a ways from Blue Balls..
Not if yer 16.
You forgot Gap. I use to make all kinds of jokes as I drove to Lancaster .
Btw, Auntie Annes pretzels is headquartered in Gap.
She was 39 and he was 16? I’m afraid that’s “guilty” with or without pictures. When you can double the age of the younger partner and still not reach the age of the older partner, that’s creepy if nothing else.
All kinds of crazy.....
It’s either Intercourse or Lickdale.
...which bans her from teaching for the rest of her life...
She’ll probably wind up in venture capital or private equity.
Not only is she guilty it appears she cannot control her adult life against the manipulative power of a teenager.
A bit of a hike to Beaver too, but not too far from Mt. Joy.
Why on earth would you get Gap pretzels when you’re that close to Hanover?!?!?
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