Befreckled Fiend Caught Molesting Teen Boy
Outrageous! A tipster pointed out that since she’s attractive (?) she probably won’t do much time even though she used her position as a teacher to sexually exploit a high schooler. 23-year-old Abby Kate McElhenny was caught when a suspicious mother found hundreds of texts from this pervert to the teen. There are reports that a friend of the boy’s family spotted the pair holding hands while out on a date.
A 23-year-old Boiling Springs High School teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a student is facing criminal charges under a new state law specifically addressing teacher-student relationships.
Abby Kate McElhenny, of 2000 Berwick Drive, Apt. 20, Duncan, is charged with sexual battery with a student 16 or 17 years of age, with no aggravated force of coercion.
Sheriff Chuck Wright said McElhenny’s relationship with a rising senior at Boiling Springs High School started around Christmas and lasted until May. Spartanburg School District 2 accepted McElhenny’s resignation Tuesday, Superintendent Scott Mercer said during a news conference at the sheriff’s office Wednesday afternoon. McElhenny, who taught Spanish and coached the school’s varsity swim team, was hired by the district in August 2009.
The legal age of consent is 16 in South Carolina, but Wright said a state law passed just last year allows authorities to file charges because of an alleged student-teacher relationship. If convicted, McElhenny could face as much as five years in jail.
Seventh Circuit Solicitor Barry Barnette said the law leaves it up to a judge to decide if McElhenny must register as a sex offender, if she is convicted. Barnette said it will be the first “sexual battery with a student” case the Seventh Circuit will prosecute, though it is not the first in the state.
Couple of problems here. 16 is the age of consent here? Barbaric. Let’s all agree that if someone can’t buy a pack of smokes they shouldn’t be able to hand out oral sex to adults.
But the other problem, as I see it, is that “Generation Y” is full of people who stopped growing mentally and emotionally around 13. Maybe through no fault of their own, after all they didn’t raise themselves, but frankly anyone under 33 or so these days will literally act no differently than a Jr. high student. Don’t believe me? I’ll wait. Go out and find some 20-year-olds and a Jr. high student and watch them for awhile. Can you tell the difference?
So it seems to me that a school district might want to put the 23-year-olds in charge of the little kids, then move them to high school when you can be sure they won’t see teenagers as their peers. But hey, that might make sense.
Anyway it looks like this skanky weirdo is going to get off light – which probably wouldn’t be the case if this was a 23-year-old man banging a high school kid. Maybe we should raise the statutory age in South Carolina? I mean, 16? Who wrote that law Roman Polanski?