March 27, 2008
William Milham - Teacher Accused Of Having Sex With 15 Year Old Girl Pleads Guilty - Judge Promises Light Sentence
Syracuse, N.Y. (The Weekly Vice) -- William Milham, a 36 year old history and social studies teacher at Skaneateles High School has been arrested and charged with committing a criminal sex act in the 3rd-degree and endangering the welfare of a child.
According to police, Milham allegedly had a sexual relationship with a student back in 2002 that was 15 years old at the time. Police say the teacher had sex with the 15 year old girl on three separate occasions at Skaneateles High School.
Milham has now pleaded guilty to the felony charge of third-degree criminal sex act before Onondaga County Court judge Joseph Fahey.
Fahey promised Milham a sentence that would not exceed probation and six month in jail. Sentencing in the case is scheduled for May 22, 2008.
The Weekly Vice Opinion:
A teacher rapes a 15 year old kid three times and gets a promise from a judge that he'd go light on the guy if he pleads guilty? 6 month in jail is a common sentence for those who are caught "attempting" to meet teens for sex through the Internet. Here we have a teacher, who is in a position of authority actually carrying out such trysts on multiple occasions - yet the judge assures him of a similar sentence as if he hadn't followed through with the deed.
Great work judge! Sigh.
The Weekly Vice