(A student conceivably could be of legal drinking age and still be “protected” by this law.) Then, in 2011, the law was amended to include students who attended any school in an employee’s district rather than just the schools where the employees worked.
The law’s intent was to insure that students were not coerced into sex-for-grades (or other incentives) by teachers or other district employees.
“I don’t necessarily believe the penalty for the two should necessarily be the same.” Her fellow legislators disagreed.
Pampa arch-conservative Warren Chisum removed the age stiuplation.
That’s a felony and a career-ender for the teacher.
A 21-year-old janitor at Furr High School would likewise face a felony charge if he dated a nineteen-year-old senior at Lamar High School miles across town because those schools were in the same district, but not if he took up with a student at nearby North Shore High School, which is in another district. teacher at Odessa’s Bonham junior high was forced to resign after it came to light that she had an affair with an 18-year-old senior at Permian High School.
He also admitted that his survey makes no distinction between two different Texas crimes: various degrees of statutory rape and improper relationship between an educator and a student. That means that any person more than three years older than a sixteen-year-old cannot legally have sex with that person (unless they are married.) Such laws are on the books in every state in the nation and just about every country on the planet, and with good reason.improper relationship law on the books.
Since that statute was enacted in 2003, it has been a second-degree felony for any employee of any given school district to have sex with any student in that district, regardless of that student’s age.
In fact, it’s well-nigh impossible.“Expungement or sealing is really not a very good remedy,” De Guerin says. What it can do is order the police department, the sheriff’s office, the FBI, the DPS, the county clerk or DA’s office—whoever has the records—to expunge their files.“When I graduated high school in 1991, we didn’t have a way to interface with our teachers the way kids today do. In those roles, I would hear about teachers who became sexually involved with students – but at that time, those cases seemed rare.My best friend is a professor, and he says with modern social media, he has had to take special care to insulate himself from these kinds of accusations. Since then, two things have become popular and had a massive effect on the prevalence of sexual misconduct in schools: social media and text messaging.Ortiz threatened to expose Sutton to the media for violating the improper relationship law, whereupon Sutton resigned from the police force.And that was when it came to light that Ortiz, as a Conroe high school football referee, was subject to the same law. Sutton got 10 years probation, and Ortiz, whose trial is ongoing, is represented by attorney Billy Skinner.