The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein



Monday, June 23, 2008

Christel C. Gravlin

Christel C. Gravlin was labeled a level 1 sex offender and given a sweeter than hell deal for charges that she sexually abused a student.

33-year-old Christel C. Gravlin plead guilty in March to one count of 3rd degree Rape in a deal that will see her sentenced to no more than six months in jail followed by ten years probation. Today, Judge Richards set her Sex Offender status at Level 1, the lowest level. The judge cited “clear and convincing evidence” that she was not a risk to be a repeat offender, as she has been undergoing drug counseling and psychiatric treatment since the case came to light.

This winner of a woman who never should have been in a classroom blamed her actions on depression, pressure from the boy, alcohol, prescription drugs

Which makes me wonder what the hell the judge was thinking. After all, we know that offenders who refuse to take responsibility for their crimes are more likely to repeat them (blaming the victim, blaming everything else... ringing any bells here judge???), so the lowest level status might not have been the right pick. I suppose me call all just sit back and hope that she is the one in a billion exception and actually learns something from this extended vacation the judge has sent her on.