In a very shocking news an Alabama law barring teachers from making or getting sexual with their students was ruled unconstitutional. It was said by a state judge who also dismissed charges against two instructors who were facing 20 years in prison convicted of having sexual relations with their students.
State judge Glenn Thompson dismissed charges against a former 44 and 27 years old high school teachers Carrie Witt and David Solomon respectively, who are cureently in jail. Witt was accused of making sexual relations with his two students, aged 17 and 18, respectively. Solomon was accused of having sex with a 17-year-old. The lawyers of both the convicts argued that Alabama’s law — passed in 2010 — violates teachers’ equal protection rights guaranteed under the 14th Amendment, because it treats educators differently under the law than other citizens. According to this if an other person not from the teaching grounds having consensual sex with teenagers over 16, don’t face criminal charges.
State judge Glenn Thompson wrote in his order that,
“In finding so, this court does not endeavor to absolve any wrongdoing or to excuse the defendants. Moreover, the court does not encourage any similarly situated party to engage with impunity in what may very well be criminal behavior.”
Now in Alabama it is legal for a teacher to involve in a sexual activity with their students under the age of 19. However, it is not confirmed that how the ruling will affect similar cases that have already been prosecuted.
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