Sex Crimes

What You Need to Know About Improper Student-Teacher Relationships

February 6, 2019

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 […]

Texas Sexting Laws and Penalties

July 25, 2018

Texas Penal Code Section 43.21 targets obscenity and defines “obscene material” as material that an average person in the application of “contemporary community standards” would take, as a whole, appealing to an excessive interest in sexual matters. The law says it may also concern descriptions and/or representations of sexual acts, simulated sexual acts, sodomy, lewd […]

Texas Court Blocks Revenge Porn Law

May 2, 2018

The Texas appeals court has blocked the earlier revenge porn law [the Relationship Privacy Act, SB 1135(2015)] due to Constitutional concerns. The law previously prohibited the promotion or disclosure of intimate images without obtaining consent from the individual(s) depicted.

What is the Age of Consent in Texas?

November 9, 2017

In Texas, the age of consent is 17 years old. Throughout the United States, each state’s age of consent is the youngest age at which a person is deemed mature enough by law to consent to sexual activity with a partner. In other words, a person 16 years of age or younger in the state […]

Warning Signs of Inappropriate Student-Teacher Relationships

October 11, 2017

We read about the warning signs of inappropriate student-teacher relationships almost each day. We hear about improper student-teacher relationships all too often. News concerning allegations of inappropriate relationships between teachers and their students is on the rise in Texas. Some say it’s an epidemic: Texas currently ranked number one in the nation involving the number of cases […]