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2/26/2014 (1 year ago)

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Female teachers having sex with under-aged male students continue to crop up

Illicit sexual relations between instructors and their students continue to pop up nationwide. The typical scenario envisioned by many is that of a much older male professor beginning affairs with young female students. In fact, there are more and more reported cases of female instructors who have liaisons with younger male students. Increased awareness that sexual exploitation cuts across both genders has since highlighted an ongoing problem in our nation's schools. 

An instructor at Lower Moreland High, 33-year-old Erica Ann Ginnetti was charged with 13 counts including Institutional Sexual Assault, Corruption of Minors, and Disseminating Obscene Materials to a Minor.

An instructor at Lower Moreland High, 33-year-old Erica Ann Ginnetti was charged with 13 counts including Institutional Sexual Assault, Corruption of Minors, and Disseminating Obscene Materials to a Minor.


By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (

2/26/2014 (1 year ago)

Published in U.S.

Keywords: Teacher, student, illicit relations, sexual abuse of boys

LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic online) - One notable recent case occurred in Pennsylvania, where a popular high school advanced math teacher in Montgomery County was charged with having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student.

An instructor at Lower Moreland High, 33-year-old Erica Ann Ginnetti was charged with 13 counts including Institutional Sexual Assault, Corruption of Minors, and Disseminating Obscene Materials to a Minor.

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According to investigators, Ginnetti had approached the student at a school dance to ask him to join her at workouts at a local gym. Students at the school said they saw sexually explicit cell phone photos that confirmed the long-standing rumors between the two.

Married with children, Ginnetti eventually admitted to having a relationship with the student which began last spring.

"She was a very good teacher, in terms of the content of the course. She helped me to be the math student I am now," one student says.

Placed on administrative leave, the school terminated Ginnetti's employment and "will take all steps necessary to ensure the teacher does not teach again."

The issue does point to a larger issue that the sexual abuse and exploitation of young boys and male teenagers isn't taken as seriously as the abuse perpetrated on females. "Everyone absorbs the myth that males aren't victims, to some extent . This myth implies that a boy or man who has been sexually used or abused will never be a 'real man.' Our society expects males to be able to protect themselves. Successful men are depicted as never being vulnerable, either physically or emotionally," the One in Sex Web site advises.
"But boys are not men. They are children. They are weaker and more vulnerable than those who sexually abuse or exploit them - who use their greater size, strength and knowledge to manipulate or coerce boys into unwanted sexual experiences and staying silent.

"This is usually done from a position of authority (e.g., coach, teacher, religious leader) or status (e.g. older cousin, admired athlete, social leader), using whatever means are available to reduce resistance, such as attention, special privileges, money or other gifts, promises or bribes, even outright threats," the site advises.

However, there is hope - if there is a sympathetic party that steps in to ensure that the abuse stops. "It is important to remember that that one in six boys is sexually abused before age 18, and that those boys can grow up to be strong, powerful, courageous and healthy men."

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