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What is far too common in these type cases is the teacher socializing with students after school or on the weekend. That’s a BIG RED FLAG.
It doesn’t matter if the relationship is consensual. Until a student is 18, a sexual relationship with an adult is against the law.
BLOG POST #232: This week, I’m sharing research on a specific crime involving an auto shop teacher and one of his students.
The teacher may have gotten away with his crimes had it not been for another case. Because of the other case, law enforcement looked through the victim’s phone activity. They found evidence of an inappropriate relationship between her and her teacher.
She was an aide in his automotive repair class. They talked about personal stuff and exchanged phone numbers.
Their inappropriate relationship began when the teacher took the victim shopping, except, they didn’t go shopping. They drove around, and then he offered to pay her to take her clothes off, which led to sex.
There were even a few times when the two had intercourse on the school grounds.
The county prosecutor said, “It’s outrageous, anytime a teacher takes advantage of a student.”
The prosecution offered a plea agreement of one year in county jail with no time served applied, no contact with the victim, forfeit teaching credential in exchange for pleading guilty to second-degree criminal sexual conduct. He accepted the agreement.
Worth mentioning: In this case, the victim has filed a civil lawsuit against the ex-teacher and the school district. The ex-teacher filed a request, which the court approved, to hold off on the civil case until his criminal case has concluded.
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Source: ABC 12 News, Grand Blanc View, International Business Times
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