Teachers who sexually assault students generally get fired, sued, arrested, or some combination of the three.But more and more frequently I read or hear about teachers and students entering into inappropriate relationships that don't necessarily involve physical contact. When there is no actual assault, or even overt physical contact, but just flagrant intent?The authors state that such relationships do not necessarily constitute sexual harassment because some of the relationships are consensual.But regardless of whether they are consensual, these relationships are a form of sexual abuse (though not necessarily criminal assault) because the employee holds a position of power over the athlete – rendering an athlete’s consent, stated or unstated, illegitimate.The NCAA is asking colleges -- but not ordering them -- to explicitly prohibit romantic relationships between athletes and coaches or other athletic department staff. “Sexual relationships between coaches and student-athletes have become a serious problem,” declares the opening line of a new publication the National Collegiate Athletic Association is distributing to all its member institutions, urging athletic departments to create policies that “unambiguously and effectively” prohibit such relationships.Of course, these relationships create conflicts of interest.In the Northeast, Connecticut, Maine, and New Hampshire have provisions in such laws that deal specifically with sex between teachers and students. It is unclear that this provision covers teachers, according to the Legislative Council Other Northeastern states prohibit consensual sex between adults and minors, but do not have specific provisions regarding teachers and students. New York considers a minor aged 16 or younger incapable of consenting to sexual acts, and has several offenses for sexual acts with such minors, with specific provisions when the minor is 14 or younger.New Jerseys law, the adult must be in a position of authority over the victim and use this authority to coerce the victim submit to sexual penetration, although the law defines “coercion” broadly in this case. Pennsylvania prohibits consensual sex with a minor under 16 if the actor is at least four years older.
We are more psychologically akin to children, even though we are sexually developed.After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.Just to refresh your memory, most states set up an age where they think a person is considered adult enough to make major decisions such as having sex, and if the minor has sex with a much older adult, the person can get charged with statutory rape, that's what age of consent means.Why is it considered a crime for a teacher to have sex with a student even within the legal age of consent?There was one case where a teacher who was about 24 years old had sex with an 18 YEAR OLD LEGAL ADULT and was charged with statutory rape, 10 years in prison, and had to register as a sex offender for LIFE, I mean, seriously. A 24 year old is a pedophile for having sex with an 18 year old legal adult?