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Beebe woman sentenced for sex with student

By The Associated Press

This article was published August 8, 2014 at 4:07 p.m.

BEEBE — An Arkansas woman was sentenced Wednesday to six years of probation after she admitted having sex with a 15-year-old she met while substitute teaching.

The Daily Citizen reports that 27-year-old Melissa J. Stevens of Beebe pleaded guilty to fourth-degree sexual assault as part of a deal with White County prosecutors. She also must pay a $1,000 fine and register as a sex offender.

Police in Beebe say they got a call in December from a 15-year-old boy who said he'd had sex with Stevens in a home.

A sheriff's detective says she spoke with a different 15-year-old boy who confirmed that the encounter happened at his house.

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amaxwell says... August 8, 2014 at 5:52 p.m.

I am confused on these sentences. We had a lady earlier this week get 10 years in prison. Is there some double standards going on? Six years of probation??? That's just crazy!! And if it was a man, I bet he'd never see the light of day? What is up with our judicial system and the people that prey on children? Just blows my mind!!

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LR1955 says... August 8, 2014 at 10:02 p.m.

13 yr old vs 15 yr old ? It is a noticeable difference in punishment.

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