To the FBvians who goad Eric along so that he may continue to post his asinine opinion: stop it. Stop it because I’m on a deadline (FOR ERIC!) and don’t need to waste any more time responding to your remembrances of times past and how you once knew this guy, or Eric once knew this girl, who slept with a coach or a teacher and man if it wasn’t the student’s initiating and can’t we all agree “dollars to donuts” that this is what’s going on here. Just stop it. No, FBvian, by my reasoning the guy shouldn’t be subjected to 20 years of incarceration simply because of the sexual act. The punishment should fit the crime — whatever form that crime takes. Let’s wait and see. That’s what I’ve said all along.
I find it ironic that I, as a 26-year-old man — the same age as the swim coach — find it necessary to defend the 17-year-old girl while Eric, who has an adolescence-aged daughter, says he sees nothing wrong with this student-teacher relationship.