In a bizarre story of legislative ineptitude, sure to invoke the ire of Fox’s Bill O’Reilly for all the wrong reasons, Eagle County District Attorney Mark Hurlbert has charged the hot, athletic, 25-year old Lauren Redfern with several acts of consensual sex with a male “child” who was also a student at Colorado’s Basalt High where Ms. Redfern taught him a P.E. class. I kid you not, Ms. Redfern faces 16 long years in prison for this joke of a charge that at most should be a misdemeanor.
Colorado law has some nuances when it comes to sexual relations between people in their late teens and adults. An 18-year-old can have a consensual sexual relationship with an older adult, even a teacher, without a crime being committed, McWilliam said. That would violate policies of most schools, but it isn’t a crime because an 18-year-old is considered an adult.
A 17-year-old can have sexual relations with an adult of any age as long as it’s not a person in a position of trust — such as a teacher, according to McWilliam.
Sorry, but the hot adults a late teen is likely to meet are these “people of trust.” Late teens generally can’t go to bars and meet untrustworthy adults there. (I’ll be blogging later about how head District Attorneys in positions of trust are rewarded instead of punished for far worse sexual transgressions in Colorado’s 18th Judicial District as we follow the re-election bid of DA Elizabeth Oldham (RINO – Grand County). Here’s a couple blog posts of mine from 2010 about DA Oldham and her transgressions.)
Back to the hot action at Basalt High. How were these sexual encounters discovered? Apparently the gossip mill was running at full-tilt in Basalt and school officials discovered the relationship while collecting their union paychecks.
Man-child “X”, the alleged victim, is now 18, and did not seek to have charges pressed, nor did his family. But according to nanny-state enabler Eagle County Undersheriff Mike McWilliam, this doesn’t matter one little bit. “It’s really not in their hands,” McWilliam said of alleged victims in these heinous cases. These are cases where we, “The People of the State of Colorado” are the aggrieved party.
Meanwhile, plenty of real dangerous criminals run free in Colorado and even down here in Los Cabos, Mexico, where real victims want real charges filed. But they aren’t.
ExPat ExLawyer herself is one such victim here in Mexico. Right now, I’m blogging from the left – not politically speaking -no, never. Literally speaking. My right arm was shattered in an unprovoked attack and I just had surgery involving six screws and one titanium plate. The assailant meanwhile is still running around loose. I’ll be blogging about my experience with the Mexican criminal justice system soon.