Saturday, September 23, 2006

Shocker! Female Teacher Gets No Jail

(Spotsylvania, Virginia) The sex crimes case of teacher Bonnie Sue Davis has finally come to conclusion.

To refresh readers' memories, Davis, a 35-year-old special education teacher at Courtland High School, was arrested and charged with nine offenses involving sexual relations with two students, ages 14 and 15. She ultimately faced counts of sodomy and indecent liberties with a child.

Then, at some moment in time, the prosecution decided that a deal would be offered to Davis where the felony charges would be dropped in return for a guilty plea. It's not clear why this was done. I can only assume that the prosecution had a weak case and decided to quickly get it over with. I believe they should have dropped all charges if they were not going to pursue the case with vigor. In any event, Davis was only charged with misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency.

Yesterday, Davis pleaded guilty under an Alford plea which means she acknowledges that the prosecution has enough evidence to convict her. Apparently, it also means that she can loudly announce her innocence and claim she was railroaded which she commenced doing right after yesterday's proceedings.

Nonetheless, she was sentenced to no jail and no probation for two misdemeanors. It troubles me that the outcome was not more definitive. Either Davis should have been exonerated by dropping all charges or there should have been a trial. Instead, justice in the case is nothing.

Previous posts:
07/21/06 - Teacher Sodomy Case Progresses,
04/01/06 - Teacher Arrested for Sodomy of Two Boys.

Companion post at Conservative Thinking.

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