Loveland Co.– Thirty-one year old, Courtney Bowles, has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault, after a police officer says she found the teacher and a 16 year-old boy naked and having sex in Bowles’ car.
The two were approached after dark in a closed public park in northern Colorado. When the officer saw that Bowles and the boy were naked and having sex, she questioned them. The boy lied by saying that he was 21. After some time, the boy finally admitted to his real age.
Bowles also faces charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Vodka was found at the scene, and the boy is said to have been intoxicated.
Nancy Grace spent about 45 minutes reporting on this case on her show Jan 27th, 2011. Her panel of “experts” included a Harvard psychiatrist who stated that the boy will likely suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and that he will probably have nightmares and anxiety problems.
As much as I think this teacher is a child abuser, and as perverted as her thinking is, this young boy will most likely NOT suffer from PTSD. He will probably have no physical problems at all. The chances of a 16 year-old boy having gone through trauma from having sex with a 31 year-old female teacher are slim and none. Don’t misunderstand me; this woman is a sexual perpetrator, and she took advantage of a young teenage boy. She totally violated her role as a teacher and as an adult woman. She should pay for her crime. However! It is so ridiculous that a Harvard psychiatrist would say that the boy will probably suffer from PTSD and nightmares. This is a total slap in the face to TRUE trauma victims.
Maybe the alcohol was given to the boy so he would be less inhibited, and this is an abuse on the teacher’s part, but I can almost guarantee that the boy will not, and does not feel sexually abused, and certainly not traumatized. This woman is not bad or old-looking, so I doubt the alcohol was for him to get through something gross. He is 16 years-old, he has most likely drank alcohol before, and probably had some kind of sex before. Even if he was a virgin and never drank alcohol, this kid was not traumatized. Let’s be honest shall we? It probably felt great.
Trauma is a seven year-old child being raped by an adult male on a cold bathroom floor. Trauma is experiencing death threats with a weapon, or being beaten bloody with a belt. Trauma is being held down and unable to breathe, while being violently molested. Trauma indicates terror, helplessness, either witnessing or being a victim of death, of a death threat, or serious injury. I highly doubt that this 16 year-old boy got in this woman’s car against his will, or that he felt helpless while having sex with her. I’m not saying it can’t happen, but let’s use some common sense here. The kid certainly did not yell out to the officer, “Help me, I’m being raped!” He lied about his age because he most assuredly knew that the woman could be arrested.
Nancy Grace and her other panel members even encouraged this idea of the kid being traumatized and that he will suffer later in life. What a bunch of nincompoops, and the psychiatrist is irresponsible, and guilty of professional stupidity. What kind of nonsense do they teach at Harvard? Remember this is the same school who brought us, Susan Clancy, who says that child sexual abuse is “rarely” painful or terrifying and that children are not always abused against their will.
When the psychiatrist on Nancy Grace proclaimed that this teen will suffer trauma symptoms, he immediately minimized the experiences and after-affects of true trauma victims. He makes rape and child abuse a joke.
For now, Bowles has been released from jail and from her duties. The married mother of two, is also not allowed to be around any children under the age of 18, including her own.
Please note, that I am referring to physical trauma. It is still possible for this boy to experience emotional upheaval and psychological after-effects from the loss of his relationship (sex abuse) with this woman and her betrayal of his trust.
CNN Headline News, Nancy Grace, Jan 27th 2011