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What You Need to Know About Improper Student-Teacher Relationships

Posted on February 6, 2019 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

The American media is reporting more on inappropriate relationships between educators and students. When these cases are brought to life, the media make it a point to highlight the punishments that educators receive for having sexual relations with students. In fact, most people in America today know that such relationships are illegal. However, they may not necessarily know why. The penalties for these illicit relationships are based...

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Is There a Difference Between Molestation and Sexual Abuse?

Posted on June 14, 2017 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Yes, there's a difference between molestation and sexual abuse. Many people are confused about the differences between molestation and sexual abuse, however. According to the National Child Abuse & Neglect Data System (NCANDS), about 9 percent of neglect or child abuse cases involve sexual abuse. Molestation and sexual abuse of a child are despicable crimes, and Texas’s child molestation laws are among the strictest on the books....

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Statutory Rape Laws of Texas

Posted on February 15, 2017 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Every state has laws regarding the age of consent for sexual activity. When an adult engages in sexual activity with a child who is under the age of consent, the state may prosecute. The penalties vary depending on the severity of the crime, but they can be very harsh. In addition to penalties from the state, sex offenders are also subjected to judgement from the public and...

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Operation Broken Heart: Stopping Child Predators

Posted on August 17, 2016 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Operation Broken Heart in Texas Law enforcement agencies across the nation are engaged in a continuing effort to stop the harm caused by child predators. One of the most successful operations that has been conducted in the name of this effort is Operation Broken Heart. This widespread operation has been very successful in catching child predators in the act of committing felonies. Technologies like social media and online...

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New Incident of Teacher Abusing Student: Penalties for Improper Relationships

Posted on August 3, 2016 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

  Legal Penalties for Improper Relationships in Texas Under Texas law, minors under the age of 18 are considered a protected class of citizens. This means that crimes which target minors can be punished much more severely than crimes which victimize adults. This is especially true when it comes to crimes of a sexual nature. Not only are minors considered a protected group, they are also afforded extra protections...

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