This is outrageous. A female middle school teacher had a sexual relationship with her sixth-grade student and will only spend 60 days in jail. For the rest of her 10-year sentence, she will be out on probation.
ABC 13 reports:
On Tuesday, Harris County Judge George Glass handed Marka Bodine her sentence, which is not sitting well with the district attorney’s office.
Documents state the student was a 6th grader in Bodine’s class. The student said Bodine befriended him by playing Fortnite and she later began texting him.
The two then started engaging in intercourse back in April 2018, shortly after the student had turned 13, according to court documents.
During court on Tuesday, the district attorney’s office asked for Bodine to get 20 to 40 years in prison because of the nature of the case. Instead, a judge gave her 60 days in jail and 10 years of probation. In addition to that, Bodine has to register as a sex offender and undergo therapy.
She raped a 13-year-old student and she gets to serve less than 2% of her sentence out on probation? And she doesn’t have to go to jail yet…because she has a baby? Whose baby? If she had been a man, would she have gotten off so easy? Do you agree with the sentence the judge ordered or do you think the D.A. was right?