SC- Abusive female teacher is predator, SNAP says
When an adult sexually violates a minor, it's never "a relationship" or "an intimate interaction." It's a crime. It should be described and treated like a crime. It should never be depicted as consensual, because by definition, a 16 year old cannot truly consent to sex involving someone twice his or her age.
The gender of the victim or the victimizer is irrelevant.
And it's not "having sex." It's "exploiting a child." It's "child sexual abuse." Again, it's a crime.
School officials have three duties here. First, they must aggressively seek out and help anyone else who has been hurt by Wentzky. Second, they must beg any witnesses or whistleblowers with information or suspicions about Wentzky to call police. And third, they must quickly educate staff and students about how to appropriately respond when child sex abuse allegations surface, so that no one - intentionally or inadvertently - says or does anything to further injure this victim.
To read more,
50 State AG Call for Grand Jury
Any investigation must be:
- independent of and separate from the church
- must have subpoena powers and ability to compel testimony under oath
Anything short of these criteria is a sham and whitewash.
In addition, write letters to the editor, make phone calls to politicians as they can apply pressure to keep them responsive to our demand. We need to make efforts to ensure that they follow up on what the state is doing to investigate these crimes.
The Attorneys General of forty states have inquired about the grand jury process in Pennsylvania. Let's get statewide investigations going in fifty states.
Note to Letter Writers
Use your own words and style of writing. Cut and paste from the templates as you wish. Include your experiences, whether as a survivor or as a member of the community. And relate your letter to the state you were abused in or state now living in.