Over a year ago I posted the story of Colleen Grear. She was the 22-year-old single mother lab tech who started a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old boy via MySpace. At first he said he was 18 but when she found out his real age she didn’t seem to care.
Yesterday Grear pleaded guilty to charges of lewd and lascivious battery. Under the terms of the plea she will spend a year behind bars, 2 years on house arrest, and 10 years as registered sex offender.
Being placed on sex offender probation carries special conditions regular probationers don’t have, such as being prohibited from living within 1,000-feet of a park, school or playground and barring contact with children under 18. Grear cannot have a job where kids regularly congregate and she cannot own or view pornography. She must submit to an HIV test and undergo a psycho-sexual evaluation and complete any recommended treatment. If she violates her probation, she faces 15 years behind bars.
What do you think of the sentence? Is it fair? Would a man have gotten more or less do you think?