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 not necessarily know why. The penalties for these illicit relationships are based on child abuse laws.

The cases brought to light most often are the result of child abuse allegations made about teachers having sex with children under the age of 18. However, charges may also be brought against teachers who engage in sexual relationships with students who are 18.

As an educator, it is critical that you understand the possible ramifications of what could happen if you have inappropriate relationships with students. You should also learn about the benefits of retaining competent legal representation if you are ever accused of this offense.

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