McCandless was convicted in the summer of 2007 for having a sexual relationship with a 17 year old student from
As a result of her conviction, McCandless was sentenced to 45 days in jail, required to register as a sex offender and is required to submit to thorough supervision of her activities for 5 years. This supervision required that she notify parole officers before engaging in sexual relations with unreported parties.
"We would expect compliance with the rules, and we're not getting that," said Paul Cooper, the chief probation officer for
Despite McCandless' former tryst of fondling a student, she remains married to her husband, who was formerly the principal of the charter school. The couple and the school are also being sued in connection to the case that landed her in jail last year.
McCandless, who admitted to having sex with the parolee, turned herself into authorities and is now service a 30 day sentence for violating the terms of her probation.
The Weekly Vice Opinion:
So what do you think of this? Should sex offenders report to parole officers every time they have sex, even if the partner is a consenting adult? We of course agree fully with keeping McCandless away from kids, pulling her teacher's license and the jail time. We're not so sure about requiring that offenders ask permission of a parole officer before they engage in legal sexual activity though. "You are so hot, I just wanna....... wait a minute, I gotta call my parole officer first". It must make for an interesting life.
And what about the husband? Shouldn't this just about be the final nail in the marriage's coffin? If she had been caught twice - one could only imagine how many instances of extra-marital sex go on with this woman that is not uncovered. Should the husband throw in the towel or are we just being judgmental?
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