Update on the Teacher Porn Case
I posted about this awhile ago but I'll do a quick recapp for anyone who didn't see it. Julie Amero was convicted after a computer she had been using began to wildly display sexually based pop ups, the woman was NOT surfing for porn and only used the computer for reading email and for taking attendance. The woman, from what I have read, was not tech savvy and did not know how to stop the pop ups (I can tell you it can be hard to turn them off). This woman was arrested and convicted for this and faced 40 years in prison! A judge later overturned her conviction, but prosecuters filed charges again. The teacher pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and lost her teaching certification. I didn't see it in the article but I wouldn't be surprised if she would have had to registered as a sex offender.
The whole thing is a disgrace and a mess! The charges filed were for "risk of injury to a minor", huh? Seeing naked people on a TV screen injures teenagers? Keep in mind this was a middle school, kids see each other naked in the showers by now and have no doubt seen thier parents naked, and have the net at home.
I also take issue with a 40 year sentence for something so trivial. Christ some pervert in our town just got 7 years for ACTUALLY sexually violating a 12 year old. The sentence just doesn't fit the crime here, 40 years is too excessive. The woman didn't open the porn this was done by malicious programming on what I believe was a community computer, which means anyone could have infected the system. Where were the firewalls, anti-virus, and other security software? The school should have made sure all that was in place so something like this would never have happened. It seems to me the school needed to place the blame on someone else so they didn't have own up to thier screw up.
Let us be honest here, these kids weren't harmed in anyway. They saw some penis and vagina in a classroom, something they've likely already seen on the computer at home. I also wonder how many of the kids in this class are already sexually active, most of them probably have done the deed. The notion that these kids were harmed by a mere glimpse of some porn is outrageous! The prosecuter who bought the case before a judge should be ran out of office, I would be the first to lead that rally!
We've got people being raped, molested, murdered, and ripped off by REAL criminals and THIS is what we focus on? No wonder why we have so much crime.