Victim support groups have criticized the phrase "extraordinarily indulgent" given to a woman who admitted having sex with five schoolboys as "irresponsible."
The organizations claim that the gender played a role in the conditional sentence of two years of a woman of 25 years and in a good behavioral relationship.
She walked free from the court on Monday, having spent 14 and a half months in prison on remand for the crimes.
The former owner of a boarding school in The Armidale School, in northeastern New South Wales, admitted having had sex with students between 15 and 17 years of age for several months in 2014 and 2015.
The incidents occurred in the accommodation room of his staff.
The 25-year-old female employee who had sex with five students at a prestigious boarding school participated with "enthusiasm" and "emotion" before receiving an "extraordinarily lenient sentence"
The woman was 20 years old when the offenses began. She will be placed in the sex offender registry as part of her sentence.
The founder of Bravehearts, Hetty Johnston, said she is asking for an appeal because she believes the ruling was based on gender rather than broken laws, Fairfax said.
"I have no doubt that if I were a man in the same circumstances I would be in jail."
"We can not say that it is less an offense if it is a woman with a child who, if a man with a girl, defies logic of any kind."
Act for Kids ambassador, Sascha Chandler, called the sentence "irresponsible" because he believes he feels a dangerous precedent.
He also raised doubts about whether gender played a role in the slightest sentence.
"At the end of the day we had someone here who had authority over a child … it should never have happened and the prayer should be appropriate and I do not think a suspended sentence for a crime like that is appropriate."
The incidents occurred with students between 15 and 17 years old during several months in 2014 and 2015, in their room of accommodation for the staff at The Armidale School (in the image). The woman was 20 years old when the offenses began
During Monday's ruling, interim judge of the NSW District Court Christopher Armitage said he had received an "extraordinarily lenient sentence" for what he did.
Judge Armitage said the "toxic culture" that manifested itself in the pension due to the school's decision to employ the young woman and the subsequent ramifications she had.
"The problem potential of precisely the type that occurred was, I think, obvious," he said.
The judge also acknowledged that although the sentence "may seem like an extraordinary concession," the victims still had the "extreme sympathy" of the court.
The questioning of an appropriate job followed the comments of the defendant's mother earlier in the day when he blamed the elite school, claiming that he had not assumed "correct responsibility".
"The deepest and biggest pain of my family is the trust we placed in the Armidale School where I worked," said the mother at the sentencing hearing.
The woman pleaded guilty to six counts of sexual intercourse with a person in her care and three counts of aggravated sexual relations in April.
His mother told the court that he made some terrible errors of judgment, but that he is "an outstanding person."
Judge Armitage asked the mother why a good person would commit such a crime.
In the District Court of New South Wales on Monday, the woman's mother accused the elite of the school, claiming that she had not assumed the "right responsibility"
She replied: "It is my opinion, to know my daughter, that the school has not assumed the correct responsibility."
Her daughter had experienced significant emotional trauma in her life, including her close friend who committed suicide.
The woman had received counseling when she was younger, as she was "emotionally unstable" at age 15 and gained a substantial amount of weight, up to approximately 125 kg.
& # 39; She struggled with relationships with the opposite sex. She tends to be attracted to the people who will manipulate her, "said her mother.
Judge Armitage issued the suppression orders prohibiting the name, location and type of the school after the parents of the children wrote to the court, alleging that the school needed to be held accountable (stock image)
Last week, the former staff member told the court that she was treated like trash and claimed that the boys threatened to report her if she did not continue to have sex with them.
"At that time I agreed with what I thought would keep them happy," he told Judge Armitage on Friday.
She also alleged that one of the teenagers raped her on two separate occasions.
The woman said she was sorry for her actions and that the situation, which went out of control, was not treated correctly.
The court heard thousands of text messages exchanged between the students and some were read.
A boy sent a text message to his friend: "Are you rooting that shit shit tonight? & # 39;
In a text sent to the woman, a student said that he and his friend wanted to put her on the spit & # 39;
The woman had sent a message to the students about fears that she might lose her job and go to jail.
The students sent text messages about what would probably happen when the behavior was known.
"I'm saying he raped me," he wrote a text message to a student. "Yes, f *** the c ***, we'll all say it," the other replied.
The court heard that the woman had sent a text message to a child, "I can not wait to hold you tonight."
Judge Armitage told the court that the text messages suggest an "enthusiastic participation" of the former employee.
He also said that the woman suffered psychological distress in prison because the inmates called her a child violinist.
Judge Armitage issued the suppression orders that prohibit the name, location and type of the school after the parents of the children wrote to the court, alleging that the school needed to be held accountable.
In the sentence, the magistrate acknowledged that the sanction of the woman included additional conditions, including the continuation of psychological treatment.
The order to suppress the identity of the staff member was maintained.