Woman Who Had Baby With 14-Year-Old Boy Gets Probation
By PJS; wtol.com, 12 October 2006
Dawn Fisher, the 33-year-old Swanton woman who gave birth to a
Even Judge James Bates admitted there's a double standard when men and women commit the same crime.
The sentence has some angry, while others are scratching their heads.
After having sex with the boy who lived in her neighborhood, Fisher
had a baby that was fathered by the boy. Tuesday she told the victim's
family she was sorry for the pain she caused them, and she asked the
court for leniency so she could
Judge Bates told Fisher,
Fisher could have received up to five years in prison. Instead, Judge Bates sentenced her to five years of supervised probation. But even he said it's almost a double standard.
Roberts says her son has been through hell, and she can't understand why Fisher won't have to spend a single day behind bars.
Attorney Jerry Phillips told News 11,
He says it has to do with our culture.
He also said that in a sexual crime where the woman is the adult and the male is the minor, women are less severely punished than when the roles are reversed.
Dawn Fisher will be under supervised probation and she'll have to continue psychotherapy. She can have no contact with the victim. If she violates her probation, she could be sent to jail for two years.