When female teachers engage in sexual relations with their students, it is much less likely that the student will report the affair than if the genders of the student and the teacher were reversed. This may be consequence of societal influences; the boys may think they will seem week if they have been victimized.
Female teachers become involved with male students far more often than people think. Take for instance the special education teacher at Rice Lake Middle School in Wisconsin, Andrea Ebert, who molested two under-age students. Or 43-year-old Pamela Deihl-Moore in New Jersey who was sentenced to three years in prison for having a six-month sexual relationship with one of her 13-year-old students while he was in the seventh grade. And finally, the science teacher from San Bernardino, Tanya Joan Hadden, who was arrested after she was found at a Las Vegas hotel with a 15-year-old boy from her class.
In cases like these, the students are often unable to understand the long-term consequences of being victims of sexual abuse. Most are left emotionally scarred for many years following the incident. These relationships frequently affect the student’s social and academic lives, harming their potential to succeed after graduation.
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