For, it seems to me, that every other week in the papers there are stories about state school teachers abusing their pupils. I have begun to wonder whether abuses of children by state school teachers (and other employees of the state) are more frequent than those in the Catholic church. This is not to exonerate the Catholic church for its heinous crimes against children but to shine a light on the demagoguery of the Left and New Atheists who do not attempt to discredit the state by the same measure they attempt to discredit the Catholic church.
I will use this blog to, among other things, give examples of "State Rape" in an attempt to illuminate the worrying trend of state school teachers abusing their students.
My first instantiation of "State Rape" is of a 38 year old female teacher, Suzanne Harrison, who was charged with engaging in sexual activity with a thirteen year old student (and also a seventeen year old). The charges refer to a period of time when she worked at Philip Morant School, Colchester.