Skip to comments.Former Teacher Gets 38 Years for Having Sex With Student ("This court does not recognize gender")
Posted on 12/11/2013 6:24:41 AM PST by Sam's Army
Calling her "a parent's worst nightmare," a judge sentenced former Hillsborough County schoolteacher Ethel Anderson to 38 years in prison Monday for performing oral sex and other lewd acts on a 12-year-old boy she tutored on weekends.
Circuit Judge Chet Tharpe's severe punishment of Anderson seemed designed to send a message in a county that has attracted disproportionate attention for sex scandals involving female educators. The most notorious of them, Debra Lafave, managed to avoid incarceration completely after pleading guilty to sex with a 14-year-old boy.
"There are those that believe that nothing's wrong if the defendant is a woman and the victim is a male," Tharpe said Monday. "This court does not recognize gender. If it's proven, as an adult, that you had sex with a child, you can expect to go to prison."
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Guilty. Just based on having a grandma name.
Let me get on here before the juvenile guys who say the kid was lucky. As a woman who raised four boys, I would like to slap this horrid animal for stealing this boy’s childhood.
The pretty ones only get 1 year or 2 at most...she got 38 years...and if you look at her picture on the link, indeed she earned 38 years....
She got spanked....and probably liked it.
As a father of two boys who live in the same county I am glad she’s going away for a long time.
Its probably better for her daughter as well.
Guilty. Off with her head.
I wonder what they think?
From the looks of her, i would think she would have been charged with attempted cannibalism.
OMG, My eyes, my eyes where is the ice pick at!!!
OK, so she was NAMED after her grandma. Still yuck.
If she dropped 100 lbs, she might actually be not guilty.
“Call me Ethel...”
“I love the idiots who complain about the double standard and say we should punish these female teachers the same as we would male teachers. If the male gym coach has sex with a fifteen-year old girl, she will be mentally and emotionally scarred for life. The only damage to a fifteen-year old boy who nails the music teacher after class is carpal tunnel from getting high-fived by his buddies.” - Adam Carolla
She probably would have gotten less time for killing him.
I never realized how many female pedophiles there are until these reports started coming out.
“And I yelled ‘DON’T LOOK ETHEL!’, but it was too late, she’d already gotten a free shot.”
"Anderson was suspended without pay from her job at Mango Elementary School after her arrest in March 2012, according to Hillsborough school officials. She resigned later that year. Before her career foundered in scandal, she had been a rising star, earning a teaching award in 2011.
Anderson had gotten to know her victim as his first-grade teacher. The sex acts between the two took place at her Riverview home during tutoring sessions.
Anderson appearing without makeup and in a baggy prisoner's jumpsuit, a stark contrast to her sharply tailored appearance at trial wept as she asked Tharpe to think about her own promising past and her daughter's future before imposing his sentence.
"I keep telling myself this is not my life," she said. "I'm a mother, I'm not a monster. There must be something in me that shows I'm worthy of mercy."
Anderson's father, Jesse Harris, said his granddaughter asks about her mom every day when he picks her up from school. "It's always the same: 'When is my mommy coming home?' " A psychologist who had treated Anderson before her arrest said she had bipolar disorder. But Tharpe was unswayed by these appeals"
Is there a female mantis law?
Chet Tharpe is a HARD ASS JUDGE! He’s one of the most ruthless judges in Florida and has a reputation to back it up. He has a tendency to completely dress down the people in his court room, and he’s feared by criminals around the Bay area.
Keep an eye on Chet Tharpe. If he ever runs for office, you can bet your bottom dollar he’ll be a Republican contender.
Nobody should argue with a woman named Bigg Red!
I’m as guilty of the “not guilty” thing as anybody. That said, I find the idea of the victim being 12 WAY out of the realm of being funny, at all. But 38 years? Just damn.
At least one Judge in this country still has his head screwed-on straight.
OK, I don’t condone this behavior from the teacher, but 38 years? Some murderers don’t get 38 year sentences. She will get her sentence overturned because it’s excessive.
You only beat the pervert brigade by one post.
“”It’s always the same: ‘When is my mommy coming home?’ “
Well, Gramps has an answer for that question now...
We met last night making love by the refrigerator light
Ethyl Ethyl let me squeeze you in my arms
I thought they banned her in the eighties?
Oh look. Another pervert.
Did the kid’s grades improve? /S
In all fairness, some research needs to be done to discover some facts about what appears to be recent phenomena of teachers molesting their students.
1) Since such molestation is known to have existed even in ancient times, a baseline needs to be established of what is the “typical” amount of molestation that happens.
2) This will also help to establish if there is more happening now than used to happen in times where it was handled administratively rather than criminally.
3) The hard part will be the development of a psychological profile of a teacher who molests. While it is unlikely that a profile will be clear enough so that such potential teachers are not hired, if a given teacher is showing a greater than average possibility, then steps can be taken to mitigate the possibility. Such as a student interaction “surety” program, in which there are always two teachers present for student interaction outside of normal class time.
Her parents were chemists.
Her sisters are Methyl and Propyl.
“If I were the defense attorney, I’d put the boy on the stand and ask one question: Have you ever masturbated to the memory of having sex with your female teacher?” - Adam Carolla
A little dose of NOT GUILTY should cure that...
The most notorious of them, Debra Lafave, managed to avoid incarceration completely
Nobody should argue with a woman named Bigg Red!
Tell that to the husband!
Yeah, 38 years does seem awfully long. I don’t know exactly how these legal maneuverings work, but I am betting she does not serve more than 2 years.
Damn, if my Little Elvis saw that, he’d not only shrivel up, he’d crawl right back into my body!
Does this dress make me look guilty?
This be be overturned on appeal, too excessive.
The race baiters will be pointing out how pretty young white teachers get off with probation...yadda yadda..
Had the Judge given her 10 years it might hold up, 38? No way!
It will be very difficult for this 12 year old to interact normally with women as an adult.
He will not seem to be "hurt" or "damaged" by this until he is 50 years old, and alone, and has never had a successful or meaningful relationship.
As one who believes in redemption, I think that these teachers should be given the opportunity for a second chance while in prison...let them teach GED classes, and maybe they can earn some time off their sentences based upon how many they successfully get to complete the program.
Her sentence seems harsh, but then I remember the victim was only a 12 year old child. She’s a predator. Throw away the key.
Love the 1st Amendment, but President Washington acknowledged that only a moral and religious citizenry were able to self-govern.
It becomes more acceptable as just a historic account, which is very difficult for obvious reasons. I agree that the expression is pretty horrific, but then again, so is the entire subject.
Such baselines, for other crimes, are common, such in the FBIs annual crime report. We know that there are going to be murders, and rapes, and arson in the upcoming year. So, too, molestation by teachers, as a subset of all molestations.
So what does a “molestation baseline” mean? It means that right now there are some teachers molesting students, and nobody but the teacher and the students know. And it means that some of that molestation will be unmasked. It also means that some teachers who will eventually molest, have not done so, but are still teaching because there is not yet an effective screen to prevent them from doing so.
Still waiting to hear she’s decapitated in a car accident...seems to be de rigeur for blonde Satanists.