I was railroaded ya’ see, is what a Los Angeles teacher said in court after she was sentenced to house arrest and community service for her guilty plea for unlawful sex with a special education student a couple of days ago. She is just another in a long string of teachers who are abusing their power and taking advantage of these young male students. On CBS Dr. Julia Hislop, a clinical psychologist and author of the book “Female Sex Offenders” says that hat there probably aren’t more cases of teacher-student sex of this type these days than there used to be; it’s more likely that there are just more being reported. The reporter asked “why are women finding themselves in these types of relationships?” “One of the more common findings,” Hislop explains, “is that they tend to have fairly severe sexual abuse histories themselves. That won’t be the case with every woman, but (it’s) a fairly common finding. They also tend to have mental health difficulties, not generally severe mental illnesses, but things along the lines of depression, anxiety, sometimes drug or alcohol problems or personality problems.
If what Dr. Hislop is saying is true then we have a serious problem and need to understand why these types of sick individuals are being allowed to have any contact with our children. A lot of the women who are not suffering from mental abnormalities is just irresponsible and we need to end this double standard for that of men vs. women teachers who offend our children. The damage is no less and yes some of the boys consent but so do some of the girls. As a few of the boys have actually married the offenders some of the girls have married their offenders. What I do see in a lot of these cases is the offender saying they were mentally ill when they were doing the dirty deed, yet when they are caught on tape, we see the letters, or we listen to the messages they left the students they are saying things such as we have to be careful or no one can know or I’d be in big trouble, etc. Now this tells me they were well aware of the fact it was wrong, so all of these claims are just ways to skirt the law.
Now back to the Miami teacher, her name is Jean Panzo-Montalbano, 54, who agreed that she had engaged in repeated sex with the 16 year old student and she became an unhealthy distraction for him at a time when he was struggling in school. What really makes this lady a special case is that while supposedly apologizing for her crime she rants about why we shouldn’t feel sorry for the kid and she was railroaded into a plea etc. No matter that she was charged with six felony counts of unlawful sex with a minor and one count of oral copulation of a person under 18. She actually pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful sex with a minor in exchange for a sentence of three years probation, plus 45 days of house arrest and 800 hours of community service, she was also ordered to stay away from the minor and pay him restitution. Then at sentencing she stated that “I’m guilty in a way that, as an adult, I should have not let this kid get into my head,” she told the Press-Telegram. “It’s like a little kid. If you don’t keep them occupied, they’ll find a toy instead.” Then goes on to say “I was that toy for that kid.”
According to an interview with her she has since begun to focus a lot of her attention to the flaws within the special education program that employed her which was part of the Los Angeles County Office of Education, which has since terminated her from the job. For example, she said the class catered largely to emotionally disabled kids, and created a lax environment where children were allowed to be overtly sexual and aggressive in the classroom. She then describes the victim as someone other than a “little special ed boy” and the situation as something other than rape. She said “He’s 6-foot-3 and weighs 300 pounds.” “Why would I, at 53, after working 22 years with the same type of children, risk everything I have?” She also said that he initiated the relationship by telling her that he has had a crush on her for the past three years. Known as “Miss Jeanie” by her students, she said that she laughed at the idea at first and told him, “It will pass.” She said that it didn’t pass and he got possessive then even abusive towards her claiming that she only had sex with him about 3 times.
She said that she felt that the “very, very, very, low performing student” had the ability to do better and become a “productive member of the workforce,” even stating that “he looked like my ex-husband.” Sandi Gibbons, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office, said her office “does not approve of re-victimizing victims.” “The defendant pleaded guilty in this case,” Gibbons said. “That’s self-explanatory. She can rationalize it any way she wants.” This lady is a character, not only does she victimize a boy who claims he was afraid and had sex with her to avoid trouble. She then blames him for the whole affair even after he taped her where she agreed to the illegal behavior but the call also makes his story look true and her story just something to make her not look “so” bad.
She complained that she was illegally wiretapped by the boy, and asks what about that. Well I am sure the district attorney thought that the crime she did was far more damaging than that of a kid who was trying to get out of a bad situation by getting the proof needed in order to make people believe his story. She should be in prison deal or no deal. Her irresponsibility knows no ends, so much that she is defending her actions and pointing the finger at the school for lax rules and the boy for being large for his age and supposedly wanting her. Wow, what ever happened to I’m the adult and this is wrong, then having a talk with the principal and parents, I guess she doesn’t have to adhere to those types of standards.