Giuseppe Sandro Mela.
The United States Department of Justice riporta che le violenze perpetrate da femmine adulte su maschi minorenni hanno superato quelle dei maschi adulti su ragazzine minorenni.
La casistica è impressionante.
Come il caso di Mrs Jennifer Vigil, Shelley Dufresne, Rachel Respess, Pamela Turner, Mary Kay Fualaau, Debra Jean Beasley, solo per fare qualche nome dei rari casi arrivati al clangore della stampa. Molto sparagnigna la stampa americana a riportare questa tipologia di reati.
Un elemento che accomuna la gran parte di questa casistica giudiziaria consiste nel fatto che queste femmine erano insegnanti che hanno irretito ed usato i loro alunni maschi minorenni, parte irretendoli parte blandendoli.
Il fatto troverebbe una ragionevole spiegazione considerando che i minorenni usualmente frequentano le scuole. Lì è più facile trovarli ed adescarli, facendo anche leva sulla posizione di dominio.
Le violenze sessuali perpetrate da femmine in carriera sui maschi sottoposti hanno la caratteristica di essere scarsamente documentabili e comprovabili in sede di giudizio: di qui la relativa rarità delle denuncie e dei relativi processi.
Di questi giorni l’ennesimo caso.
«Brianne Altice, who was jailed for up to 30 years, blamed her “self-esteem issues” for having sex with underage pupils»
L’insegnante di inglese aveva impostato la sua linea di difesa asserendo che costringere uno studente a far sesso con lei avrebbe migliorato la propria autostima.
Di avviso contrario la Corte di Giustizia, che la ha condannata a trenta anni di carcere. Uscirà a 67 anni.
Fin qui nulla di strano, tranne due fatti.
In primo luogo, constatiamo che finalmente un tribunale americano ha applicato ad una femmina maliarda una condanna adeguata al crimine commesso. Condanna che è la norma nel caso di un insegnante maschio che avesse violentato una studentessa minorenne. La parità tra sessi sembrerebbe essersi estesa anche alle Corti di Giustizia.
In secondo luogo, constatiamo come lo stereotipo che sia solo il maschio ad usare violenza sia estremamente duro a morire. La massa lo ritiene il più frequente reato su minori.
Nel caso di Mrs Altice gran parte della stampa liberals aveva inscenato con grande scalpore una campagna per ridarle immediatamente la libertà, argomentando come il reato fosse inesistente. Il motivo addotto era una riferita supposta consensualità, laddove invece il reato è definito dalla minore età, indipendentemente dalla volontarietà degli attori.
Al limite del ridicolo, per non dire patetico, si è anche aggiunto il tentativo di allestire una pagina Facebook “Free Brianne Altice“, che al momento in cui si scrive avrebbe raggiunto i 6,981 persone, essendo 6,909 i followers.
→ Mirror. 2017-01-31. Sex-crazed teacher who romped with three pupils makes emotional bid to get out of jail
Brianne Altice, who was jailed for up to 30 years, blamed her “self-esteem issues” for having sex with underage pupils.
A sex-crazed teacher who romped with three pupils has made an emotional bid to get out of jail.
Brianne Altice, who was jailed for up to 30 years , blamed “self-esteem issues” for her crimes.
The mum-of-two told a parole hearing: “They said this and that and made me feel good about myself.
“So I justified everything. There’s no justification for it.”
The 37-year-old sobbed: “I clearly lost sight of all my values and my principles and was seeking inappropriate means to address my own issues.
“Issues I’m very aware of now.”
Altice was described by one of her teen lovers as a “teacher with benefits” as they continued sessions AFTER she had already been arrested for under-age sex.
Romps behind her husband’s back included one in a church car park.
And pupils at their school reportedly had a running joke of “Who is Ms. Altice sleeping with now?”
She was nicked after one of the boys described tattoos on her body.
The 16-year-also gave cops an accurate layout of the house where he said they had intercourse at least five times.
Altice was arrested after he tipped off cops in 2013 – and two 17-year-old students then came forward saying she had also been having sex with them.
She was fired shortly afterwards as an English teacher at Davis High School in Kaysville, Utah, and her husband filed for divorce and custody of their children.
Altice was jailed in July 2015 after pleading guilty to three counts of forcible sexual abuse.
Utah Board of Pardons and Parole Vice-Chairman Robert Yeates said some of the meetings with the youngest pupil happened during lunch hours.
He asked Altice: “Did you grasp the gravity of this?”
“I do not believe I did,” she replied.
Altice will never be able to teach again but apparently has a job lined up at a legal service once she is released from prison.
She said she was taking responsibility for her actions.
“This was my doing,” she cried. “This was no one else’s fault but my own.
“This was not my ex-husband’s fault, or the school’s fault, or my students’ fault.
“These were my poor, poor decisions.
“I’m very aware of it now and I am very remorseful. I regret the decisions I made that brought us here.”
Sentencing guidelines call for Altice to serve a prison sentence up until January 2020.
The Parole Board said it would decide in the next month how long she actually serves.
→ Independent. 2017-01-31. High school teacher who had sex with underage pupils said they made her ‘feel good’ about herself.
A teacher who had sex with her pupils said they made her “feel good” about herself.
Brianne Altice, from Utah, blamed “self-esteem issues” for the incidents with underage students.
The 37-year-old, who was married at the time of the events, was arrested after one of her 16-year-old victims notified the police.
Two other 17-year-olds then stepped forward and also claimed they had been having sex with the English teacher.
Altice, a mother of two, was jailed for 30 years in 2015 after pleading guilty to forcible sexual abuse and has now made an appeal for parole.
“They said this and that and made me feel good about myself. So I justified everything. There’s no justification for it,” she said.
“I clearly lost sight of all my values and my principles and was seeking inappropriate means to address my own issues.
“Issues I’m very aware of now.”
Altice was clear that she was taking full responsibly for her actions and placed no blame on her ex-husband, her students or the school.
→ Independent. 2017-01-17. Texas teacher who had sex with 13-year-old student almost daily gets 10 years in prison
A former Texas middle-school teacher who was impregnated by a 13-year-old student has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Alexandria Vera, 25, was facing up to 30 years behind bars after pleading guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child in November. She admitted to police that a relationship that started with Instagram messages between her and the boy blossomed into a romance – one that the boy’s family approved of.
A judge in the 209th District Court in Houston said during Vera’s sentencing hearing on Friday that he does not believe the former English teacher is a danger to children or a classic paedophile, the Houston Chronicle reported. But Judge Michael McSpadden said he wants to send a message to the community by giving Vera some prison time.
“We want our educators to teach our students,” McSpadden said, according to the Houston Chronicle. “We want them to keep their hands off students.”
Vera, an eighth-grade teacher at Stovall Middle School in Houston, was arrested in June and initially charged with continuous sexual assault of a child, which carries a maximum of life imprisonment. Her sentence was capped at 30 years after she pleaded guilty.
Vera told police that she met the boy during summer school in 2015. She said she initially resisted the boy’s advances until sometime last fall, when she agreed to hang out with her student.
Prosecutors say Vera and the teen had sex almost every day for nine months. She told investigators that they love each other, according to court documents. During the relationship, Vera told her neighbours that the boy was her brother, according to KHOU, a CBS affiliate.
Prosecutors say Vera groomed the child and his family, even moving the teen and his father into her home and pretending she was dating the father, the Houston Chronicle reported. She also bought groceries for the boy’s family and paid the phone bills.
“She has a history of straight-out deception,” Denise Nichols, a Harris County prosecutor, said in court.
Vera’s six-year-old daughter knew about the relationship, even calling the 13-year-old “dad,” Nichols said.
A mental-health professional who works with sex offenders testified on Vera’s behalf. Karen Lawson said Vera grew up around domestic violence. She described the former teacher as someone with a “big heart” and a need to be loved, the Houston Chronicle reported.
“I think she was driven by being in love with him,” Lawson testified in court, according to the Houston Chronicle.
The investigation began after the school principal received a tip about Vera in early 2016. Vera told police she had gotten pregnant and had an abortion after Child Protective Services questioned her about the relationship in February, according to KTRK-TV, an ABC affiliate.
Vera probably will not spend her entire sentence in prison. She will be eligible for parole in five years, the Dallas Morning News reported.