March 25, 2010 | 12:51 pm
Posted by Ilana Angel
Burbank sixth-grade teacher, Amy Beck, pleaded no-contest to having unlawful sex with a minor in a deal that will land her in jail for two years. She is 33, and slept with a boy who is 14, the same age as my son. This chick is disgusting, and I have an unwavering desire to slap her.
Beck entered a plea in exchange for prosecutors dropping four other charges against her. She also admitted to a new charge of committing lewd acts on a child under 16, which will require her to register as a sex offender for the rest of her life.
How is it possible, that this woman can shatter a family, and damage a child, and only serve two years, which we all know will end up being one? I don’t get it. If my 14 year old son were to have sex with a 33 year old lady, who was his teacher, I would be mortified by this sentence. How dare she, abuse her position of power over this child.
I don’t care how mature you think a child is, a boy of 14 is never going to be able to handle the emotions that go with sleeping an adult. It is rape of a minor in my opinion, and I am pissed off by the sentence this chick is getting. It is a slap in the face of not only the boy, but also his parents. Imagine what all the kids must be thinking about her, the boy, and the school.
I don’t care that she is going to be listed as a registered sex offender. She should be, because she is. I want to pull my kid out of school, home school him, and never let him leave the house without me. Seriously! How are we supposed to raise our children in a world that is so scary?
I am not so naïve, as to think that boys of 14 are not becoming sexually active. I know it’s a time of experimentation, and trust me, I lose sleep over it. The thing is, this was not two kids maturing and discovering sex. It was an adult, abusing a child. It was an adult crossing a line.
My son is at his new high school today, spending the day shadowing a freshman, to get a feel for the school. When I dropped him off this morning he looked so old. I smiled, wished him well, gave him a quick hug, watched him turn the corner, and sent him off into the unknown. I got in the car, and starting crying.
I cried for a lot of reasons. I cried because I was so proud of him that he did so well in school, and got into one of the top high schools in the country. I cried because I could remember back to his first day of pre-school, and thinking that I would never survive not being with him all day, every day. I cried because I love this boy with all my heart, and he will always be my baby.
I am crying now, because it is unthinkable to me, that after all I have done to raise this little boy, someone could come along, and break what I handled with such care, for so long. To Amy Beck, I want you to know that you are truly horrible, and should be ashamed of yourself. Just because you admitted what you did, does not lessen what you have done.
I hope the boy, who was the victim of this piece of trash, will be okay. I am sending prayers to him, his parents, and his friends. When I pick up my son from school today, I am going to hold him a little tighter, for a little longer. May God bless us all, and watch over our children. For that I shall pray, and keep the faith.
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