Teacher was ‘good looking’: student tells court

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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Ivan76 Ivan76 9:04 pm 26 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…

Best post ever!!

bigred bigred 6:53 pm 26 May 09

from the media reporting of this matter it seems the evidence suggests she is as guilty as David Eastman.

monomania monomania 6:19 pm 26 May 09

Sorry Skid. I did see where you were going. I was not commenting on what you said but on the assumption of other commenters that because she was charged she was necessarily guilty. Sarcasm on your part but not intentionally on mine.

BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 6:02 pm 26 May 09

Carlito said :

Okay, i want to make a few things clear. For starters most teenagers dream to get it on with their teacher. This particular teenager just had the blind, stupid and brave personality to actually go for it, mixed with the stupidity of his teacher it was a perfect match, good on them, problem is it was illegal. There was no ‘rape’, the teacher seduced the boy, the boy seduced the teacher, they both wanted it but the teacher should have known better. So from the boys perspective it makes sense.. he enjoyed it then, bragged about it, what average boy wouldn’t but now hes either pissed at catching an STD or he wants money. In my view he shouldn’t get it, but as for punishment to the teacher i cant say anything really i’m not a judge, but ill be happy if they want to lock her up in my place.

I’m just tired of the media making a big deal about it, if it wasn’t illegal there would be cases of this all the time, sorry to those people who think its crazy older people get attracted to younger people. People get desperate, people also get attracted, easily.

Seriously consider this, this is a freak case where the male involved turned around and abused his relationship(although illegal still) with the woman, there will likely not be many other boys so cold hearted in the future to do this. For the note i’m just speaking from an angle that people who are shocked from this story need to realize is true.

After reading my post there will be lots of parents changing to home schooling.

This is either a really P**s ppor troll or you truly are incredibly stupid Carlito. Regardless of the circumstances of this specific case, I hope she is innocent for both their sakes, but in any case… any relationship where an adult has sex with a child is an abuse of trust you can’t justify it with the psuedo-psycho-babble crap you are spouting. “There was no ‘rape’, the teacher seduced the boy, the boy seduced the teacher, … ” FFS, you are a tool.

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 5:00 pm 26 May 09

I should have included a /sarcasm, evidently.

(I am not saying that only cases where the defendant is guilty ever make trial)

monomania monomania 4:55 pm 26 May 09

Skidbladnir said :

Well yes, assuming that there is evidence to support a case.
But we have a fully functioning DPP who is able to prevent mistakes ever making trial, don’t we?

And if we do let’s not bother with a trial, just have a sentencing hearing. And I suppose no acquitted person has ever been innocent.

G-Fresh G-Fresh 4:34 pm 26 May 09

peterh said :

not in canberra it isn’t.

Oh snap

peterh peterh 3:46 pm 26 May 09

Skidbladnir said :

Well yes, assuming that there is evidence to support a case.
But we have a fully functioning DPP who is able to prevent mistakes ever making trial, don’t we?

and stellar examples of justices?

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 3:36 pm 26 May 09

Well yes, assuming that there is evidence to support a case.
But we have a fully functioning DPP who is able to prevent mistakes ever making trial, don’t we?

peterh peterh 3:29 pm 26 May 09

Peewee Slasher said :

It’s a trial. No one has been convicted of a crime yet. The teacher may be innocent. The student may be telling the truth.

I’ll wait to see the finding of the court.

It’s called the justice system.

not in canberra it isn’t.

Peewee Slasher Peewee Slasher 2:27 pm 26 May 09

It’s a trial. No one has been convicted of a crime yet. The teacher may be innocent. The student may be telling the truth.

I’ll wait to see the finding of the court.

It’s called the justice system.

Kods Kods 1:44 pm 26 May 09

However, she was a good teacher and it would be extremely unfortunate if these claims are false.

Kods Kods 1:41 pm 26 May 09

Truth, yes, innocence should be presumed until a verdict is taken, and wether or not the child is a ‘compulsive liar,’ these allegations should not be taken lightly as they are a serious breach of a teacher’s trust and their responsibility for duty of care.

While she is ‘an attractive woman, who takes pride in how she dresses,’ I am inclined to point out that some attire is not appropriate for a school teacher, or anyone for that matter, to wear to their place of work. Let alone a catholic school where the students dress regulations are extremely regimented.

Funnily enough this isn’t the first time this type of allegation has been made as SFX.

truth truth 5:00 pm 24 May 09

If any of you interested folk actually knew the teacher, the principal or merely investigated the situation further than what the media fed you, maybe your opinions wouldnt seem so ridiculous.She is an attarctive woman who takes pride in the way she dresses. wearing fashionable clothing does not make her guilty. neither does gossip and a web of lies. Just because the HAPPILY MARRIED MOTHER OF THREE is accused of something seriously wrong by some compulsive liar does not mean we should all assume she has raped a kid who happened to be of the same age as one of her children! this is merely a witch hunt led by an upcoming wannabe detective looking for his first break.
innocent until proven guilty.

barry ottor barry ottor 9:20 pm 23 May 09

i would have been stoked to get anywhere near this stunner at such a young age! Well done that young man!

sepi sepi 8:54 pm 23 May 09

Actually, since the teacher pleaded not guilty, I’ve been wondering if there is a chance she didn’t do it. In which case the court case and publicity must be tough.

I don’t see how they can prove this one either way – it was 4 years ago, the teacher says she didn’t do anything, the student says she did.

The teacher’s main failing seems to be tight clothing. The boy seems to have issues with reliability and drugs/alcohol.

I’m glad I’m no the judge in this one.

Carlito Carlito 6:49 pm 23 May 09

Okay, i want to make a few things clear. For starters most teenagers dream to get it on with their teacher. This particular teenager just had the blind, stupid and brave personality to actually go for it, mixed with the stupidity of his teacher it was a perfect match, good on them, problem is it was illegal. There was no ‘rape’, the teacher seduced the boy, the boy seduced the teacher, they both wanted it but the teacher should have known better. So from the boys perspective it makes sense.. he enjoyed it then, bragged about it, what average boy wouldn’t but now hes either pissed at catching an STD or he wants money. In my view he shouldn’t get it, but as for punishment to the teacher i cant say anything really i’m not a judge, but ill be happy if they want to lock her up in my place.

I’m just tired of the media making a big deal about it, if it wasn’t illegal there would be cases of this all the time, sorry to those people who think its crazy older people get attracted to younger people. People get desperate, people also get attracted, easily.

Seriously consider this, this is a freak case where the male involved turned around and abused his relationship(although illegal still) with the woman, there will likely not be many other boys so cold hearted in the future to do this. For the note i’m just speaking from an angle that people who are shocked from this story need to realize is true.

After reading my post there will be lots of parents changing to home schooling.

vg vg 7:54 am 20 May 09

My point was that he actually breaks the law by not reporting it. Its not a could or should thing. Its something he HAS to do

BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 7:00 am 20 May 09

vg said :

Sorry, and remiss of me to forget, but under mandatory reporting of child abuse laws in the ACT he actually HAS to report it. So he’s only doing what he has to do.

Nothing remarkable at all

Again, VG, just because they should it doesn’t mean they do. I know of Headmasters saying “well, we could go to the police but we’d prefer to handle it internally” and other Headasters when asked about reports of sexual abuse at their schools simply using the old chestnut “I don’t remember” excuse to bury everything.

Personally, Id rather praise someone for doing a good job rather than wait for the exception to arise and then start having a ‘dig’. To bring it closer to your own experience – it’s like the AFP, I’ll praise them every time when I see or hear of them doing something good, even though it can be considered to be them just doing their job. This is much more preferable to me than simply taking them for granted then commenting when one does something stupid, which can be taken as tarring them/you all with the same brush.

Clown Killer Clown Killer 11:12 pm 19 May 09

I’m with BerraBoy68. profesionally, I’ve spun too much crap in my life to know that there’s a way to manage a bunch of ugly business. Sometimes your gut just says ‘give this up and see what others outside of my sphere of influence make of it’. If you’ve really been in that position, you know that it takes balls to do that.

Our children, your children, my children are too precious to risk to these monsters.

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