A female high school teacher in Tennessee was recently convicted of having sex with a 17 year old male teacher's aide and received a 12 year sentence. Volokh and Above the Law have more. From the Tennessean:
District Attorney Ray Whitley said Sandy Binkley "got what she had coming to her."
David Ridings, Binkley's attorney, said it was the most egregious abuse of justice in sentencing that he has ever seen. "We hoped that (the judge) would follow the law. He failed miserably at that," Ridings said.
Binkley's attorney had hoped the former teacher would be sentenced to no more than three years. He plans to appeal.
Binkley, 37, the former teacher, was convicted Sept. 29 in Sumner County on two counts of statutory rape by an authority figure.
The convictions stemmed from a sexual encounter that occurred on March 20, 2008, between Binkley and a 17-year-old boy in a locker room office at Portland High School.
Binkley claimed she was raped.