Tuesday, December 4, 2007


From the NY POST:

December 4, 2007 -- Tampa cops today busted teaching temptress Debra Lafave for allegedly having illegal contact with a teenager at their job.

Lafave, 27, is best known for having a lewd-and-lascivious affair with a 14-year-old boy in 2004, and now she's serving three years of house arrest.

Lafave's allowed outside to work, and while on the job at a Danny Boy's restaurant is Ruskin, Fla., she allegedly had one-on-one contact with a 17-year-old female co-worker, state correction officials said.

The spoke privately about personal issues, in violation of Lafave's probation. Lafave was released without bond, but she'll have to face a judge about this alleged violation.

1 comment:

Danny Vice said...

While I'm normally rather unrelenting when it comes to child exploitation of any kind, this new case is ridiculous.

Those on parole are normally expected to report employment changes to the parole officer, especially while under house arrest. Since officials in this case were aware of Debra's employment, part of the blame belongs to them. Maybe all of it.

Just about everyone knows that restaurants regularly recruit teenagers to staff their establishments. How does one work side by side with a minor without establishing contact?

Restauraunt employees are expected to communicate and work as a team. Waitresses, hostesses, kitchen employees and management are always communicating with each other in order to expedite hot food and cleanliness expectations of the customer.

This case is a sham, as it would appear at this point that parole officials are either dumber than a rock, unrealistic in their expectations, or simply fell asleep at the wheel.

The Parole Officer could have rejected this employment arrangement altogether, knowing that contact with minors was an unrealistic expectation of this kind of employment. Instead, thousands upon thousands of tax dollars will be spent prosecuting a case where the arrangements were dubious from the start.

Danny Vice
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