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Teacher was ‘good looking’: student tells court

By Bundah_Bloke - 19 May 2009 95

Local ABC reports that the ACT Supreme Court has heard a student who allegedly had sex with a female teacher thought the 43-year-old was good looking.

Former St Francis Xavier College science teacher Tania Tominac is accused of having sex with the 14-year-old at least five times in 2005.

The alleged victim – who is now 18 – told the court on a number of occasions they went to her house and had sex in her bedroom, as well as at his house and in her school office.

Perhaps she should use a defense, such as she was undertaking private science lessons that got out of hand?!?

After all, stranger more far fetched defenses have won in other cases.

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Teacher was ‘good looking’: student tells court
motleychick 10:29 am 19 May 09

Bah, where did the idea come from that 14 year olds are incapable of making educated decisions for themselves. Sure we all see enough of the 14 year olds at the tail end of evolution hanging around Malls to justify this conclusion, but surely it is easy to see that this quickly degenerates into the same stereotyping that is typical of discrimination issues (Racism et al.) If 14 years are old enough to go to jail, they are old enough to have consentual sex with whoever they please.

Also, regret at a later age is meaningless, it happens at all ages.

+1

FC 10:27 am 19 May 09

GregW said :

Bah, where did the idea come from that 14 year olds are incapable of making educated decisions for themselves. Sure we all see enough of the 14 year olds at the tail end of evolution hanging around Malls to justify this conclusion, but surely it is easy to see that this quickly degenerates into the same stereotyping that is typical of discrimination issues (Racism et al.) If 14 years are old enough to go to jail, they are old enough to have consentual sex with whoever they please.

Also, regret at a later age is meaningless, it happens at all ages.

The idea came from studies and – THE LAW!

And that is not the only issue. The teacher was in a position of power.

At 14 your might think you are making ecucated and informed decisions, however when you get older and reflect, often you can see situation where your decision weren’t as informed as you had thought.
At 14 you might think it is cool to date a 30 year old. As you get older you realise that the 30 year old was exhibiting classic predatory behaviours that they wouldn’t have gotten away with if they were dating a mature adult, making educated, informed decisions.

Jim Jones 10:26 am 19 May 09

GregW said :

If 14 years are old enough to go to jail, they are old enough to have consentual sex with whoever they please.

14 year olds *aren’t* old enough to go to jail. Nice going, Perry Mason.

GregW 10:19 am 19 May 09

Bah, where did the idea come from that 14 year olds are incapable of making educated decisions for themselves. Sure we all see enough of the 14 year olds at the tail end of evolution hanging around Malls to justify this conclusion, but surely it is easy to see that this quickly degenerates into the same stereotyping that is typical of discrimination issues (Racism et al.) If 14 years are old enough to go to jail, they are old enough to have consentual sex with whoever they please.

Also, regret at a later age is meaningless, it happens at all ages.

peterh 9:58 am 19 May 09

PBO said :

Skidbladnir said :

Statutory rape is still a crime.

43 year old man + 14 year old boy = massive controversy, committed mobs carrying pitchforks and screaming for blood, and criminal charges.
43 year old man + 14 year old girl = slightly less controversy, smaller crowd carrying gardening tools, criminal charges.
43 year old woman + 14 year old boy = congratulatory crowd standing around saying “Lucky boy, she was up for it and a bit of a hottie”?

14 really does go into 43 easier than 43 goes into 14…

Love it.

+1

Inappropriate 9:56 am 19 May 09

A Noisy Noise Annoys An Oyster said :

Had to laugh when the story referred to the 14 year old as a “victim”. Victim? He would have loved the whole thing, and good on him I say.

At the time perhaps, but older and wiser he can see what’s wrong; hence why he reported it.

PBO 9:44 am 19 May 09

Skidbladnir said :

Statutory rape is still a crime.

43 year old man + 14 year old boy = massive controversy, committed mobs carrying pitchforks and screaming for blood, and criminal charges.
43 year old man + 14 year old girl = slightly less controversy, smaller crowd carrying gardening tools, criminal charges.
43 year old woman + 14 year old boy = congratulatory crowd standing around saying “Lucky boy, she was up for it and a bit of a hottie”?

14 really does go into 43 easier than 43 goes into 14…

Love it.

Skidbladnir 9:30 am 19 May 09

Statutory rape is still a crime.

43 year old man + 14 year old boy = massive controversy, committed mobs carrying pitchforks and screaming for blood, and criminal charges.
43 year old man + 14 year old girl = slightly less controversy, smaller crowd carrying gardening tools, criminal charges.
43 year old woman + 14 year old boy = congratulatory crowd standing around saying “Lucky boy, she was up for it and a bit of a hottie”?

14 really does go into 43 easier than 43 goes into 14…

justbands 9:25 am 19 May 09

> Had to laugh when the story referred to the 14 year old as a “victim”. Victim? He would have loved the whole thing, and good on him I say.

You LAUGHED??? Don’t be so stupid. That’s EXACTLY the same as saying a 14yo girl loved sleeping with an older, handsome teacher. In either case, maybe they think it is exciting, cool or whatever…but in both cases it’s still wrong & it’s still illegal..it’s an adult in a position of authority taking advantage of a child. I know someone who was sleeping with a 40+yo woman when he was 15. Sure…he thought it was pretty cool at the time, but in the end it screwed him up quite badly & it took him quite some time to deal with.

Mr Evil 9:25 am 19 May 09

At least it wasn’t group sex! 🙂

FC 9:24 am 19 May 09

Pandy – I’m thinking comment #4 is the type of things you are referring to?

He is a victim you twit. The teacher was in a position of power and abused that power.

A Noisy Noise Annoys 9:18 am 19 May 09

Had to laugh when the story referred to the 14 year old as a “victim”. Victim? He would have loved the whole thing, and good on him I say.

amarooresident2 8:58 am 19 May 09

I know it’s wrong but that South Park episode featuring Ike and the teacher springs to mind.

Niiiice.

FC 8:54 am 19 May 09

Pandy said :

Phew. Wait for the “women are not rapists” apologists to come out.

??? care to follow that up with anything?

Pandy 8:37 am 19 May 09

Phew. Wait for the “women are not rapists” apologists to come out.

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