Inexplicable Parental Belief

As we know all too well, there’s been a recent rash of criminal cases involving sexual relationships between teachers and students. While the dynamics are all different, a common thread is that adults in positions of authority have abused a sacred trust and taken advantage of a child under their tutelage. All are nearly impossible to fathom.

What was truly inexplicable, however, was a father’s reaction to the sentencing of the Lecanto High School teacher and coach, 36-year-old Amy Lilley, who had engaged in a sexual relationship with his daughter.

“I don’t believe she is a victim,” he said of his daughter, now all of 15. “I believe that two people can fall in love.”

That can’t help.

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