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Teacher acquitted of having sex with student 231 times
UK Daily Mail ^ | March 29, 2012

Posted on 03/29/2012 12:45:20 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

A teacher accused of having sex with one of her students 231 times over three years was acquitted yesterday when a judge ruled there was not enough evidence to convict her.

When the not guilty verdict was read out, Deborah Ashton's hands went to her mouth and she starting sobbing.

The 47-year-old was facing five charges of sex crimes against a student who claimed to have been 12 when their sexual relationship began in 2002.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 03/29/2012 12:45:31 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Admins: Headline was shortened to fit.


2 posted on 03/29/2012 12:46:25 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Who keeps count like that?


3 posted on 03/29/2012 12:48:45 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: ConservativeStatement

After about 15 times, who is counting?


4 posted on 03/29/2012 12:51:34 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: billorites

Maybe that was the number of notches on the lad’s bedpost???


5 posted on 03/29/2012 12:51:36 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: billorites
Who keeps count like that

A math teacher???

6 posted on 03/29/2012 12:51:40 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romney - Santorum: Twin Sons of Different Mothers...)
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To: billorites
Justice Alison Beames said: 'It is a precise number that simply cannot be accepted as reliable and accurate,' adding that the fact the boy could not recall a tattoo on Ashton's stomach which was described by her lawyer as being the 'size of a basketball'.
7 posted on 03/29/2012 12:52:30 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: billorites
The Judge thought the same thing you did.....

“Justice Alison Beames said: ‘It is a precise number that simply cannot be accepted as reliable and accurate,’ adding that the fact the boy could not recall a tattoo on Ashton's stomach which was described by her lawyer as being the ‘size of a basketball’.”

Evidence like that indicates it likely that the boy made it all up. And who knew there were advantages to having a massive tattoo on the ‘naked’ parts of your body?

8 posted on 03/29/2012 12:52:31 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to DC to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: allmendream

Beat you by 1 second!


9 posted on 03/29/2012 12:53:23 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: allmendream

I know boys like to brag, but this was downright mean of him.


10 posted on 03/29/2012 12:53:50 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Who keeps count like that

A math teacher???

Parents got suspicious when it looked like a beaver had been knawing the headboard...kid made too many notches.

11 posted on 03/29/2012 12:54:23 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Not guilty...


12 posted on 03/29/2012 12:56:52 PM PDT by FoxPro
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To: billorites

Maybe this case is like the story about 2 guys who bet each other who could “perform” more often over a weekend. The one guy kept score and wound up with a score of 9.

His buddy just made a pencil mark on the wall at the head of the bed each time he completed a task; winding up with a total of only 3.

Sunday evening, at the end of the competition, the first guy, “Mr. 9” went to his buddy’s room to check. When he walked in, “Mr. 3” just gestured with his hand toward the 3 pencil marks on the wall.

“Mr. 9” just hung his head in shame and exclaimed, “No doubt about it; you’re the winner! Who could imagine such a thing? A hundred and eleven times! What a man!”


13 posted on 03/29/2012 1:01:31 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Miscarriage of Justice?

14 posted on 03/29/2012 1:07:36 PM PDT by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: ConservativeStatement

It was only 230 times, I swear!

They should be like married and divorced by now, right?


15 posted on 03/29/2012 1:08:30 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: ConservativeStatement

16 posted on 03/29/2012 1:09:21 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1164 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: ClearCase_guy

Who looks at a tattoo on a woman’s stomach when he’s busy boinking her?


17 posted on 03/29/2012 1:10:49 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: allmendream

Why would one even tattoo their stomach? Nobody can see it.


18 posted on 03/29/2012 1:11:03 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

A good teacher would say “We are going to Do It, and Do It, and Do It till we get it right.”


19 posted on 03/29/2012 1:19:36 PM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: cuban leaf
Well THIS CASE may provide a good reason why.

In fact I would, after reading about this, suggest any man or woman who works with children or otherwise might be subject to such accusations might want to do something similar.

Hard to claim you had a sexual relationship with someone who has prominent tattoos on their naked body and/or sexual parts - and then not be able to describe them.

20 posted on 03/29/2012 1:20:44 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to DC to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Kid needs to have his ass caned in Singapore...

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21 posted on 03/29/2012 1:34:34 PM PDT by flatfish
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To: ConservativeStatement

Was there enough proof that she should have been convicted?

I ask, because the fact that she might go after a 12 year old doesn’t seem as plausible. It almost seems a hit job by the student.


22 posted on 03/29/2012 1:34:58 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: allmendream

Very sad story for this teacher. It seems it could have reached this conclusion before putting this woman through this hell.

The part about the tatoo should have been enough early on for the prosecutors to know the story was not credible. Sad commentary on the prosecution. Happy the courst finally got it right.


23 posted on 03/29/2012 1:45:16 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Huh? only 231 times?
what is wrong with kids these days...


24 posted on 03/29/2012 1:58:37 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd
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To: ConservativeStatement

Anyone can make a mistake.


25 posted on 03/29/2012 2:03:28 PM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Just so long as they were not dancing!


26 posted on 03/29/2012 2:04:14 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: flatfish

“Kid needs to have his ass caned in Singapore...

How about importing ‘caners’ to deal with the large number of Ferals in our schools?


27 posted on 03/29/2012 2:06:32 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Yes, it seems that this case was a load of garbage.

Kid says he knows they had sex 231 times. Doesn’t know she has a huge tattoo on her belly. Says the majority of times they had sex in the back of her car - and the kid is unable to accurately describe the back of her car.


28 posted on 03/29/2012 2:08:06 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to DC to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Where's the crime and who's the victim?

Should’a been my teach.......

29 posted on 03/29/2012 2:21:51 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (A free country and a lying media are incompatible.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Hey, kids - hate your teacher?

Accuse him/her of having sex with you, and ruin reputation and career, both.

It’s easy, it’s fun, and you’ll even become famous.


30 posted on 03/29/2012 2:35:15 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: ConservativeStatement

Hmmmm. Too obvious to claim that it was 1-2-3 times, so, mix up the numbers to say it was Oh, maybe 2-3-1 times, since 3-2-1 would not be believable.


31 posted on 03/29/2012 2:42:44 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
...'size of a basketball'...

The tat, or her belly?

32 posted on 03/29/2012 2:45:51 PM PDT by Mr.Unique (The government, by its very nature, cannot give except what it first takes.)
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To: lightman
Parents got suspicious when it looked like a beaver had been knawing the headboard...kid made too many notches.

LOL! Bump for beavers!

33 posted on 03/29/2012 2:49:17 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: cuban leaf
Nobody can see it.

Except the teacher's pet.

34 posted on 03/29/2012 2:49:32 PM PDT by Mr.Unique (The government, by its very nature, cannot give except what it first takes.)
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To: allmendream
a tattoo on Ashton's stomach which was described by her lawyer as being the ‘size of a basketball’

I guess I'm older than dirt now, but for the life of me I just don't see anything remotely appealing about tattoos period, especially on women.

35 posted on 03/29/2012 2:52:38 PM PDT by Marathoner (2 goals this year: (1) S##tcan Obamacare; (2) S##tcan Obama)
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I agree completely - but I am starting to see the appeal of a large prominent tattoo near one’s naked parts - just as a easily distinguished mark that could differentiate a false accusation from a real one.

If I worked where such an accusation might be likely and/or could be particularly devastating - I would consider getting one.

36 posted on 03/29/2012 2:57:01 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to DC to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: Jack Hammer

This happened in Britain (it refers to the Crown), not the USA — the lawyers are sharper over here and probably would not have let this live as long as it did.

Now the lad doesn’t even have a credible brag any more, and it sure doesn’t sound like anything remotely like an honest mistake. He’ll get in deep dutch for this.


37 posted on 03/29/2012 3:58:34 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Jack Hammer

This happened in Britain (it refers to the Crown), not the USA — the lawyers are sharper over here and probably would not have let this live as long as it did.

Now the lad doesn’t even have a credible brag any more, and it sure doesn’t sound like anything remotely like an honest mistake. He’ll get in deep dutch for this.


38 posted on 03/29/2012 3:58:56 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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