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Teacher gets away with rape by marrying student

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  1. Dei

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    North Carolina teacher who had sex with student, 15, escapes jail by MARRYING him
    Leah Gayle Shipman, who was facing 15 years behind bars, divorced her husband of 19 years to wed Johnnie Ray Ison

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    A teacher who had sex with her 15-year-old student has avoided going to prison by marrying the boy.

    Leah Gayle Shipman, 42, married Johnnie Ray Ison two years after she was arrested for having sex with him aged just 15 at Wilmington High School in North Carolina.

    That means the authorities can't make Ison, who is now 19, give evidence against Shipman, The Wilmington Star-News reports.

    This is because under North Carolina law a defendant's spouse cannot be made to testify in criminal cases.

    Brunswick County Assistant District Attorney Gina Essey reportedly said: 'None of the statements made in this case would be admissible without the victim. The defendant has a Sixth Amendment right to confront witnesses against them.'

    Simpson was facing 15 years for statutory rape at the time of the wedding, which came just six days after she divorced her husband of 19 years.

    Ison's mother gave permission for son, who was still a minor, to marry.

    The wedding only became public knowledge after Shipman pleaded guilty last month to resisting an officer investigating alleged abuse. She was given a 30-day suspended jail sentence. She was fired by the school.

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nat...s-escape-jail-article-1.1243527#ixzz2IhkE8tLg

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    Loophole finally found?
     
  2. Yung-T

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    Urgh she fugly.
     
  3. VanityHalfBlack

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    Well that's one way of finding a loophole.. Teachers gotta start exposing this...
     
  4. Classic

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    LMAO.

    Disgraceful.
     
  5. Yung-T

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    Thought the same thing, when you bang&marry a teacher at least find a hot one, not Rosie O'Donnell.
     
  6. QdoubleA

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    She's not hot. We don't care.
     
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  7. VanityHalfBlack

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    I'm curious, does this happen often in the states???? I don't catch up with the news much but what about the rest of the world????
     
  8. superfob

    superfob Mommy WOW! I'm a Big Kid now.

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    Guessing in India, teachers just ride the school bus to have sexy time with students. :rolleyes:
     
  9. DonkeyMagic

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    ahh...true love.
     
  10. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    It's one thing to have sex with a student but to MARRY HIM! That's crossing the line. Poor young man had the rest of his life ahead of him.
     
  11. SwoLy-D

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    What in the...?? What the F...? :mad:

    Oh, well, it's North Carolina.
    Did you mean to say "EXPLORING"? :confused:
     
  12. ind0fo0

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    should've included "statutory" before "rape" in the title of this thread. very different things. i'm not condoning what she did, btw.
     
  13. Classic

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    Johnny. Ray. Ison. fukin bossed that law
     
  14. Jontro

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    Gotta do watchu gotta do.
     
  15. coolweather

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    i call that college scholarship
     
  16. Rocket River

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    Three Names
    Might wanna keep him away from firearms

    Rocket River
     
  17. gnozahs

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    She ugly as hell.
     
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    I'm guessing they'll file for divorce when all of this blows over. Either that, or she must have the vagina of a Greek Goddess.
     
  19. Han Solo

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    Is North Carolina known for rednecks? Just honestly wondering. Know someone who moved with her kid there. A Mexican.
     
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    would hit.
     

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