From the source:
'I'm really sorry to the victim and their families,' Bouchard, who was 19 at the time of the relationships, said. 'This will never happen again.'
She had previously pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree reckless endangerment.
In her journal, which was acquired by police, Bouchard wrote that she knew her relationship with the first victim - whom she had been hired to babysit - was against the law but did not believe the law had the right to tell her who she could and couldn’t love.
She wrote about the ‘amazing’ sex she had with the boy, how much she loved him and wondered why the five-year age gap even mattered.
It also emerged that her mother, Kimmie Bouchard, 46, supplied the boy with marijuana and alcohol when he visited their Southington home. Kimmi Bouchard pleaded guilty to risk of injury and received probation.
The victim’s mother learned of the relationship with the younger Bouchard through a Facebook message she intercepted and reported her to police and got a restraining order.
Bouchard had written in her diary about how much she missed him and how unfair it was they couldn’t see each other.
She wrote: ‘I have finally found the guy who treats me right and makes me so happy and I can’t be with him because the law says so?
This happens all the time — females getting off scott free after committing crimes that would put their male counterparts in jail for ten years and land them on a list of registered sex offenders for life.
Don’t talk to me about how women in western society “don’t have the same rights as men” unless you’re referring to the unfair bias in the western judicial system (which currently favors women).
Actually, the reason this woman was probably let off is that the 14 year old said he loved her. If the genders were reversed, the girl would be pushed off because “she doesn’t know what love is” and because women are perceived as weak. We also often have cases where men aren’t convicted of the same crimes the woman was left off on, just because the judge wanted to. A small minority of racists are actually put in jail.
Should this woman be in jail? Yes, she should, because if even one of the boys didn’t consent it’s rape, and according to the law it’s statutory rape regardless. But it’s not nessecarily woman-favoring, but A) the woman is seen as weak and not a threat and B) we have the classic “victim story is somewhat contradictory so she’s not guilty” sort of thing that has affected so many rape cases.