Alpena Public Schools teacher Heather Winfield is answering to charges of criminal sexual conduct. Officials say that the conduct occurred between 2016 and mid-2018. All of the charges involve a minor under the age of 13 and 13-15. Winfield faces life in prison.
Some say that sexism and sexist stereotypes can play a role in sentencing in CSC cases where the perpetrator is a woman. Other times, female CSC offenders receive lengthy prison sentences.