Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Washington Teacher Gets Treatment for Sex with Boy, 12 - Update

Keshia T. Shaw

(Tacoma, Washington) Earlier today, former sixth-grade teacher at Gray Middle School Keshia Shaw pleaded guilty to raping a 12-year-old male student. She was sentenced to sex offender treatment.
Pierce County Superior Court Judge John McCarthy ordered Shaw to complete two more months in home detention with an electronic monitoring device and to begin sex-offender treatment.

Her treatment progress will be monitored by the court for five years.

She must also register as a sex offender and be subject to ongoing monitoring for life under a provision known as lifetime community custody.

One factor McCarthy considered in his sentence was Shaw's need for medical treatment. Her attorneys submitted a statement from Shaw's physician stating her need for specialized medical treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS) and other medical conditions.
So, no jail for sex with a 12-year-old. Quite compassionate, eh?

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Teacher, 33, and Boy, 12
[Previous 7/3/12 post]
(Tacoma, Washington) A 33-year-old sixth-grade teacher at Gray Middle School, Keshia T. Shaw, has been accused of engaging in sex with a 12-year-old male student.

Shaw faces five counts of second-degree rape.
At end of his sixth grade year, the victim, then 12-years-old, had to retake a test in Shaw's classroom. During the test, the victim noticed Shaw wasn't wearing underwear under her dress, prosecutors wrote in court documents.

Shaw noticed him looking and asked if he was turned on, then took the victim to a nearby room where they had sex, detectives said.

About a week later, the victim stayed after school and they had sex again, documents said. Two months later, Shaw gave the victim a ride home where they then had sex in the victim's bedroom as the mother was at work, prosecutors said.

The victim went to another school for seventh grade, but in eighth grade, the victim ran away from home and went to Gray Middle School again to visit friends. He ran into Shaw, and they went into another room and had sex, detectives said. Shaw then drove the him to a bank where she withdrew $80, gave it to him, then drove to a parking lot and performed a sexual act with the victim, according to police.
Arraignment is scheduled for July 10.

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