Teacher Sex Scandal Draws Harsh Sentence

Stacy Schuler given four years for sleeping with her 17-year-old students.
2:33 | 10/29/11

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Now follow up to a story we brought you yesterday about the Ohio school teacher who got a harsh jail sentence for sleeping what. Summer seventeen year old -- their parents are outraged and spoke passionately court about. How victimized their boys are but a lot of our viewers took issue with that. And it has opened up a fascinating debate ABC's meg Oliver has the story. -- -- It took advantage of their vulnerabilities. She -- alive and it is unacceptable the parent please. Emotional. Disintegrating and he didn't want to be around -- and -- hear anyone. This -- -- who used to be. You crossed a line the judge's verdict harshly and thirty year old Stacy -- sentenced to four years in prison for having sex with five former students. All seventeen at the time. But interest slumping happened on the GMA message boards many wondered just how victimized the seventeen year -- really work. One person writes it is inappropriate for the teacher to have sex with these students you can't tell me that any of the boys who resisted -- are scarred for life. Another says Steve hear that they're psychologically damaged is a bunch of garbage having to poison my own. And having dated when I was younger and older and we'll let you know it was still over. I don't I don't know how damaging it can. Many seem to beauties teacher sex scandals -- -- gender bias and resentment. When teenage girls sleep with older men -- being victimized. When teenage boys sleep with older women it's a current quest to become precious material for shows like South Park. I have been having physical relations with one of my student. It's netease and. But experts say this is nothing to joke about the damage is real the boys in fact are kind of ironic victim there's sort of a cynicism. They really can't trust adults visited previously. -- There simply unable to form intimate trusting relationships. In an appropriate way because they always have this. Distrust. For the victim's parents there's no great line -- -- destroyed their sons' lives. These young men may appear as if they are tough -- But in reality they are truly hurting. Doctor Bradley -- victims in cases like this are likely to have higher levels of anxiety experienced depression and we'll be joined pornography. -- Shuler is eligible for parole after six months -- have to register as a sex offender. -- -- -- --

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