Another female Oklahoma teacher made national news this week when she managed to get just a sentence of 7 years for multiple counts of statutory rape of a young boy from her school. The average sentence female teachers get is less than 4 years.
Keri May Hoffman, 36, was arrested in April on multiple charges related to the rape. She is more than 20 years older than the boy she repeatedly exploited.
A national study of similar crimes & sentences reveals that female teachers are treated very leaniently compared to male teachers. A typical male charged for multiple statutory rape of a student will be sentenced to nearly 20 years, but female perpetrators rarely get a 10 year sentence.
Hoffman was a public school teacher in Clinton, OK. She was married at the time and her husband confronted her before school or law enforcement were aware of the multiple crimes.
She was allowed to remain free on 'house arrest' with an ankle monitor, despite the crime being listed as a violent felony.
He husband filed for divorce 3 days after the OSBI pressed charges in Custer County. The family court awarded the husband full custody of the children & almost all the marital assets. She will only be allowed supervised visitation when she finishes serving her prison term. She will not have to pay any child support until she is released from confinement.
KJRH has further details on today's sentencing
UPDATE: Statutory code seems to actually contradict the actions of the Muskogee schools. See this clause from the current Oklahoma statutes:
§10A-2-2-503. Disposition orders - Revocation, modification and redisposition.
A. The following kinds of orders of disposition may be made in respect to children adjudicated in need of supervision or delinquent:
2d. No child who has been adjudicated in need of supervision only upon the basis of truancy or noncompliance with the mandatory school attendance law shall be placed in a public or private institutional facility or be removed from the custody of the lawful parent, guardian or custodian of the child.
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