From the City Papercomes this report of the indictment of Elizabeth Garner:
According to Murfreesboro Police Department records, in February while Garner was staying at the 12-year-old boy’s home, he got up in the night to go to the bathroom, and Garner followed him into the bathroom. Garner allegedly asked the boy if he’d ever been with a woman and grabbed his penis from the outside of his pants, before attempting to take his shorts off and stating that she wanted to perform a sex act on him.
Garner told police that she was drunk that night and got the boy “confused” with a man who was also at the home at that time.
As reported, Garner's excuse rings false, as it seems unlikely that there are a lot of straight men her own age that she could reasonably ask if they'd ever been with a woman and think they wouldn't take it as an insult. Just try to imagine it. You're a roughly 40-year-old dude, a woman takes your penis in her hand — and then she asks if you've ever been with a woman. You're going to think she's either insinuating that you're gay or implying you look hopelessly inexperienced. It's just not the kind of line that works on a man her age.
But it is the kind of line child molesters like. Molesters often seem to believe that they're doing their victims a favor by initiating them into sex. But it's also pretty easy to see the fucked-up nature of that — since the seeming thrill for the molester is that he or she is doing things to the child that the child has no context for and no other experiences to bring to bear.
It's often difficult for male victims of female perpetrators to get justice. A huge segment of our society frames it as a great conquest for the child, since he had the sexual attentions of a hot older woman. So sometimes even getting authorities to recognize that there's been a real crime with a genuine victim is difficult.
Good to see that the Rutherford County authorities took these accusations seriously enough to convene a grand jury.