Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Searching for Answers

October,Fall 2016, Justin Kim is 35 and Ginger Newston is 18. Last update

Narrated Justin


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I do my best trying to convince her that everything will be okay. I mean, I know it will. I have faith. Plus my attorney told me that things look good. I have to take him at his word, I mean, that's what I am paying him for.
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I know Ginger isn't too convinced though. But regardless of what she thinks or how she feels, Judgement Day is finally here.
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The judge doesn't take long on his verdict, and I can't help the smile that wants to spreed across my face. My attorney double checks with me, asking if I understood everything? I have, and I'm very happy with the verdict.
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Ginger's adopted father approaches me after everything is said and done. "Don't think I've done this for you," he tells me. "I've done it for my baby, and her baby. You do right by the both of them." I have no intentions other than to do right by her. I love her. I just wish people could see that. But I know that can't, like I know her parents can't. They think I'm sick. Some perverse teacher that preyed on his student and knocked her up. No one cares for the truth, nor do they want to hear it.
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"How can you eat? Tell me what's going on?"
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I feel bad for not coming right out and telling her how things went, but I was just so hungry once returning home. I was too nervous to eat before the hearing this morning. But I manage to put the bag of pretzels down and explain to her the verdict.

 As far as charging me with statutory rape he couldn't since the law of consent here in our state is 16. But I was being charged with corruption of a minor, which is punishable by five years in jail. I don't know how by my attorney was able to work a deal.

Instead of jail time I'm on house arrest for five years, court ordered psychiatric evaluations for five years, and Children and Youth Services will be making random visits for up to a year. Making sure that the children are in no way being harmed.
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"So your house bound and we're going to be investigated because they think we could possible abuse our kids?" I smile. "It's better than prison time. Be happy. Everything will work out in the end."
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And I know it will. It may be hard in the beginning but we'll make it through. We have too.
 
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So I looked up the law of consent here in PA, it's 16. So legally they could have a sexual relationship, but this is where it gets tricky, you have the corruption of a minor law that can be charged with the person who is older in the relationship.

Corruption of a minor applies to anyone under the age of 18 who has been added by the other participant in anything that can corrupt a minors moral character. Meaning if the older party provides alcohol, helps or promotes violence or any criminal actions with the minor, or has sexual relations with the minor.

If found guilty the person is punished to 5 years in jail. For Justin I felt that since he had no priors that house arrest would do. Hopefully no more trouble will happen with the two if them.

10 comments:

  1. Wow, so they live together now?

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    1. You'll get more on the goings on with Justin and Ginger during his update!

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  2. Corruption of a minor, eh? I'm not sure what would happen here in a case like this, where the student is over 16 (16 is also the age of consent here). I know the teacher would lose their job - there'd be no question about it - but I wonder if the law would get involved at all. You have me curious now, so I'm going to look that up.

    Justin was really lucky to get off as lightly as he did, considering he could have ended up in prison. He and Ginger have a hard road ahead if they actually want to form a family together. Not many people are going to be too accepting of that!

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    1. It's like an epidemic here when I live. Just this school year four teachers have been convicted of sleeping with their students. All in high school, but still. And the majority of the time it all started out with the student friending the teacher on Facebook.

      I meant to add, and forgot, Justin can never work as a teacher again. He did get off lucky and hopefully he'll keep his "nose" clean for now on. I wonder what the laws are where you're at as well. Google is my friend!

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  3. Justin is lucky here. He got off ok. He can't leave the house for 5 years, and I'm sure it's going to drive him crazy after some time, but at least it's not prison!
    I really hope he means well with Ginger, and that they can make it work, it's like Carla said, not many people are going to be too accepting of that.

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    1. I rather be driven crazy living at home and not being able to leave, then being locked up. LOL Hopefully Justin will see it that was as well! Only time will tell how things will play out between the two of them. If they had waited until she graduated none of this would be happening now!

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  4. It amazes me how much different my Ginger and your Ginger are lol. Justin definitely got off easy. I'm interested in seeing how this all plays out. There will be so much talk and scandal around this not to mention the stress of a new baby.......it will definitely be a lot for them to deal with and will test the bonds of their relationship to the fullest.

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    1. I know. When I read about your Ginger I think the same thing! We'll see more on them in their update. I'm wondering how things will turn out as well.

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  5. I guess I'm glad with his punishment?! I don't know! It's so bad that he went there with her. Should have waited u til she was of age, it wasnt really that long. But at least he's being good to her.

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    1. I'm still on the fence with his punishment too. But funny thing while I was mulling this over and over in my head, low and behold, while watching the news guess what came on? A teacher have relations with one of his students. And his punishment was what I gave Justin or very similar. Even after using Google to see what the laws says here in my state, the news helped me out in the end! But he and Ginger are good together, and yes, he should have had more will power. But in the end I guess the end was worth it for the both of them? I don't know. I guess only time will tell.

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