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Teacher Gets Prison Time for Sex With Student
The Christian Diarist ^ | July 17, 2012 | JP

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 Larkin’s 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 Larkin’s case asked only that the she be placed on five years probation. The former teacher’s 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 it’s 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 Larkin’s 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.

Larkin’s actions were “despicable,” the judge said. The former teacher “is a huge discredit” to her profession, he added.

But Larken’s biggest crime, in Judge Trebilcock’s eyes, is that sexually-deviant teachers like her are the reason that “good teachers,” morally upstanding teachers, even Christian teachers, can’t 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.


TOPICS: Education; Miscellaneous; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: kimberlyjolarkin; publicschool; sexscandal; teacher
If a college professor has a sexual relationship with her or her student, many would think it unethical (and immoral in the case of those committing adultery), but not unlawful. But, when a teacher has sex with an under-aged student, then she or he is a criminal deserving of punishment.
1 posted on 07/17/2012 12:07:46 PM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST
...for her sexual liaison with a 16-year-old student at Paradise School for Boys.

Hey, she was just trying to make the school live up to it's name!

2 posted on 07/17/2012 12:15:32 PM PDT by apillar
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

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.


3 posted on 07/17/2012 12:15:54 PM PDT by livius
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST
Preliminary verdict: guilty

Possibly eligible for a BJ Clinton post-POTUS pardon


4 posted on 07/17/2012 12:19:39 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: apillar
Paradise is just south of Intercourse, and a little east of Bird-in-Hand.

Honest. Just check a Pennsylvania road map...

5 posted on 07/17/2012 12:20:56 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

Kimberly Jo Larkin

6 posted on 07/17/2012 12:21:46 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (I wanna start a Seniors' Motor Scooter Gang. Wanna join?)
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To: nascarnation

After correcting for a mug shot, I’d have to say certainly not guilty


7 posted on 07/17/2012 12:21:46 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Joe 6-pack

Apparently it’s quite a ways from Blue Balls..


8 posted on 07/17/2012 12:26:10 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is, it is the only answer.)
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To: nascarnation
>"Preliminary verdict: guilty"

Not if yer 16.

9 posted on 07/17/2012 12:29:27 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: rawcatslyentist

True dat!


10 posted on 07/17/2012 12:36:55 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: nascarnation

11 posted on 07/17/2012 12:40:26 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Joe 6-pack

You forgot Gap. I use to make all kinds of jokes as I drove to Lancaster .

Btw, Auntie Annes pretzels is headquartered in Gap.


12 posted on 07/17/2012 12:49:07 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

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.


13 posted on 07/17/2012 1:01:05 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

All kinds of crazy.....


14 posted on 07/17/2012 1:03:40 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Lurker

It’s either Intercourse or Lickdale.


15 posted on 07/17/2012 1:11:57 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: CHRISTIAN DIARIST

...which bans her from teaching for the rest of her life...


She’ll probably wind up in venture capital or private equity.


16 posted on 07/17/2012 1:16:45 PM PDT by OwenKellogg
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To: OrangeHoof
Larken sobbed in court yesterday, claiming that she was manipulated by her teen-aged student, and not the other way around.

Not only is she guilty it appears she cannot control her adult life against the manipulative power of a teenager.

17 posted on 07/17/2012 1:24:46 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Lurker

A bit of a hike to Beaver too, but not too far from Mt. Joy.


18 posted on 07/17/2012 1:42:50 PM PDT by eggman (End the Obama occupation of the White House!)
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To: nascarnation

19 posted on 07/17/2012 1:46:36 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: Vendome

Why on earth would you get Gap pretzels when you’re that close to Hanover?!?!?


20 posted on 07/17/2012 1:50:02 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I know! I was driving through there one day in 1997 and made Hanover and Utz customers. one of them introduced me to the newspaper I’m between them and the too became a customer.


21 posted on 07/17/2012 1:56:24 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

I went to Gettysburg College with one of the heirs to the Herr’s potato chip business. I thought they made a pretty tasty product, and I still pick up a bag or two when I get back to the area.


22 posted on 07/17/2012 2:03:43 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Paradise Protectory (boys school) is in Adams County near Abbottstown. Its just north of Hanover. Years ago I could look accross the fields and see the school. It was at that time a Catholic school for delinquent boys ( that was years ago) might be considered that yet today, don’t know.
There have been worse things than this current problem that use to take place there.


23 posted on 07/17/2012 2:11:22 PM PDT by depenzz (A)
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To: Joe 6-pack

uh...so...was you classmate....

a chip off the old block?


24 posted on 07/17/2012 2:12:57 PM PDT by G Larry (I'm under no obligation to be a passive victim!)
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To: livius
"Also, what were these women thinking? What adult woman in her right mind would want to carry on with a teenager"?

What was she thinking? I believe she was thinking she wanted to get laid. Not condoning this kind of thing but do you seriously believe there is any difference between a man and a woman as far has their wanting to snag some young stuff? Trust me there is not.

25 posted on 07/17/2012 2:34:31 PM PDT by beenaround
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To: Joe 6-pack

There use to be a store around there that sold “burnt and bent” potato chips. SohhHhhh Good!

Now I make them in the oven using red potatoes.


26 posted on 07/17/2012 3:07:27 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Joe 6-pack
Paradise is just south of Intercourse, and a little east of Bird-in-Hand.

If it's close to Intercourse it can't be that far from "Blue Balls". Lancaster County has many colorful places to visit!

The Amish may not have electricity but they do have a healthy regard for "sowing your oats". Being farmers they are very close to the earth. They see the time between puberty and adulthood as the time for experimentation in the search for a lifetime mate. It works for them and beats the heck out of "The English" and their 50% divorce rate.

Regards,
GtG

PS I could not live as they do but they may be the only ones to make it comfortably through a SHTF event. Hmmm

27 posted on 07/17/2012 3:18:39 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: beenaround
I believe she was thinking she wanted to get laid.

Then she should have approached a male 18 years or older who wasn't a student at the school she taught at. There are literally millions of qualified candidates who would have been more than happy to tend to her needs and desires. I'm glad she's going to prison.

28 posted on 07/17/2012 3:55:25 PM PDT by Isabel C.
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