Over in Riverside, former Stebbins High School student Christopher LeMaster pleaded guilty last month to gross sexual imposition for having sex with an unconscious fellow student. The 16-year-old girl had passed out after taking drugs and drinking alcohol at party only to find out later that LeMaster, 18, had has sex with her and that pictures of her undressed and unconscious were circulating among Stebbins students at school.
The initial report of this incident came when the girl told a Stebbins guidance counselor that she thought she had been raped. LeMaster was arrested in late February and put on “home instruction” by the school district in early March. He admitted his guilt in court on April 3 and later was sentenced to five years probation.
The girl now is home schooled and told the judge in LeMaster’s case that she had to leave Stebbins because she was the subject of so much harassment from other students. So now, LeMaster’s family wants him to be allowed to graduate with his class at Stebbins next month and school officials says they are researching the legalities of the issue before making a decision.
I have a simple question for Riverside schools. Why was LeMaster not expelled after pleading guilty to a sexual crime against another student? He is a sexual felon now and the initial report of this incident came at school. How can he possibly be allowed to continue as a Stebbins student (even if he is instructed at home) after that?
Seems like if LeMaster had been expelled in April, this wouldn’t be an issue.