If one ever wonders what’s wrong with our legal system and its protection of minors, one needs to look no farther than the case of 40 year old ex-track coach Brenton Wuchae marrying 16 year old high school sophomore, Windy Hager. They could not even come up with enough evidence to charge him? Are we supposed to believe that Wuchae had no contact with this girl prior to the age of 16 or sooner? We are so shocked when people in positions of authority take advantage of younger and naive individuals. Yet, we do nothing as a society to do anything when all the signs are right in front of us. Unbelievable.
Brunswick County Schools Superintendent Katie McGee said both the school system and the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office investigated Wuchae’s case but did not come up with enough evidence that would merit charging or even firing the coach.
“As a lifelong educator, I am truly shocked and disheartened by what has transpired,” McGee said. (Fox News)
This is why we call them minors and they cannot sign legal and binding contract. One can understand why a teenager would not be able to see the signs but for our legal system not to and not be able to protect our young, this is just wrong. We are most certain he was extremely encouraging as the 16 year old stated … “they” usually are.
“He’s very encouraging. He’s always telling us how proud he is,” Hager told the paper. “I’m proud of where I finished but he seems to be even more proud of me. He’s always been encouraging.