135 Teachers Charged With Sex Crimes So Far This Year, More Likely

By Jessica Marie Baumgartner | 1 month ago

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An alarming trend has been discovered in the United States public education system. This year alone, at least 135 teachers have been charged with child sex crimes. These acts against students are not only driving families away in search of education alternatives while taking legal action, but also causing them to question new teaching methods and join movements to defund public schools. 

The majority of the offenses included the victims directly, meaning they were sexually assaulted. A smaller portion was related to child pornography and other similar crimes which did not directly abuse children. In addition, most of these child sex crimes were committed by teachers, people that parents are supposed to trust to educate their children. Only a small percentage involved substitute teachers and teacher’s aides. The Department of Education has yet to report on the rise of child sexual abuse, but at least 1 in 10 students will be sexually abused based on a 2014 Department of Justice study.

As parents learn the details of these child sex crimes, many are questioning current teaching methods. Under the guidance of the Biden Administration, the public school system is teaching children about sexuality at younger ages, and even encouraging teachers to attend conferences which guide them to instruct minors — who are not of legal age to consent to sex —  on masturbation techniques, having casual sex, and engaging in transgender sex. Graphic books with sexual content have been allowed in school libraries, and children are being sexualized at unprecedented rates. 

What’s more, is that female teachers are being charged with these crimes at a higher rate. This is not exclusive to the U.S. In the U.K. child sex crimes jumped over 50% between 2015 and 2020. While the majority of offenders are still men, female educators are being tried more than ever. Between 2015 and 2019 female sexual abuse against children rose 84% in the UK. The U.S. Department of Justice has yet to release detailed information regarding a rise in female sex offenders, but the Doan Law Firm reported in 2020 that female child sex abuse has been historically underreported or even covered up, and now that these forms of abuse are being equally punished this may contribute to that. 

The double standard for female sex offenders may explain this increase in child sex crimes, but there is another, more disturbing factor to consider. As more biological males identify as women, their sex crimes are reported as female offenses. Furthermore, women who are raised to be masculine and assume male roles may be more likely to act like men when committing crimes. Whether that could lead to specific forms of psychosis which contribute to higher rates of child sex crimes from females is undetermined. 

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What is clear is that children are not safe from predatory teachers. Trusted educators spend hours alone with children. They are easily able to groom young students and manipulate them to accept abuse without question. As the public education system struggles to find teachers to fill positions, or curb growing school violence trends, one must wonder if they are doing proper background checks to prevent child sex crimes and whether it is a proper use of taxpayer dollars to fund a system that is increasingly harming children.