Too often we think of paedophiles as sleazy men. But women can be sexual predators too. It only just hit me that there has been a few cases here and in the USA recently.
- 41 year old Silvia Johnson of Colorado was sentenced to 30 years in jail for throwing drug and alcohol-fueled parties for teenage boys who were her daughter’s friends, and for having sex with 5 of them over a period of one year. The boys were 15.
- 37 year old Lisa Lynnette Clark of Georgia was charged with child molestation for having sexual relations with a minor under the age of consent (15). The affair had been going on for 2 years which means the boy was 13 when it started. Clark married the boy last week and was reportedly pregnant with the boy’s child. The marriage is to be anulled even though it was technically legal due to her being pregnant and a special exception made.
- Victorian Institute of Teaching are holding a disciplinary hearing into the suitability of physical education teacher Belinda Campbell to continue teaching. She had been caught last year kissing a then 18-yr old student and was rumoured to have behave flirtatiously over numerous occasions.
- Karen Ellis of Melbourne was sent to prison in May after pleading guilty to six charges of sexual penetration with a child under 16 after having a six-and-a-half week affair with a year 10 student (15) in 2003.
Then there was the high-profile case of Mary Kay Letourneau. She was the teacher who was convicted of child molestation, reoffended while released on parole, and is now married to the former student who was her victim.
I have a view that teenage boys pose easy targets for female child predators because the boys could not help themselves and often do not think it’s wrong. In fact, they might even brag about having been with an older woman.
Sex in the hands of a woman is very powerful when wielded against a man. More so in the case of children who are in no capacity to make the correct decision.