Woman Given Light Sentence And Probation For Sexually Abusing Boy
The justice system is truly broken.
According to Oregon Live:
Denise Keesee cried throughout her sentencing Monday in Washington County Circuit Court. She sobbed. She bawled.
Her chin quivered hard. She dabbed a tissue at her cheeks.
Presiding Judge Kirsten Thompson sentenced the former Sherwood High School teacher to 30 days in custody for the sexual abuse of a 16-year-old student. Five years of probation will follow. If she violates its conditions, she could face more than a year in prison.
Keesee also must register as a sex offender, surrender her teaching license, complete sex offender treatment and have no contact with teens unless approved by her probation officer.
When she addressed the court, she said had already completed hundreds of hours of therapy.
“I’m doing everything I can to rectify my wrong,” she said. “I am motivated to continue to change.”
Do you think a man would have gotten more time?