Science teacher Rachelle Heenan busted on sex charges with teenaged student | Mail Online
So a teacher who is 34 has sex with a student at a vocational school who is 19 and she is arrested under a law in Texas which says teachers who have sex with students are felons who need to be put in prison for 20 years. I personally think she will win this on appeal and the law will be struck down, but none of that will happen until a few years of this case winding its way through the legal system there.Even though the alleged victim in this case is legally an adult, Texas law was strengthened in 2003 to outlaw sexual relationships between teachers and students, even if it’s among consenting adults.
Improper relationship between educators and students is a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
Anyone else have an opinion on this? Texas is a big GOP state, always has been. The republicans have a majority EVERYWHERE in the state. The state has some crazy right-wing laws. They of course claim to be for small government, but is this not another example of the state interfering in the rights and lives of private, consenting adults?