Skeet Home Alabama: Judge In AL Says Not Letting Teachers Get Frisky With Students Is Unconstitutional

13Aug - by MarthaCobb

Judge Rules That Alabama Teachers Can Have Sex With Their Students

An Alabama judge ruled that a 2010 state law–which makes it a crime for teachers to have sex with students under the age 19–is unconstitutional. The ruling comes from Judge Glenn Thompson, who dismissed charges against two former high school teachers—Carrie Witt, 44, and David Solomon, 27—who both had sexual relationships with their students between the ages 17 to 18.

According to Vice News,Witt and Solomon’s lawyers argued that the state law in question “violates teachers’ equal protection rights guaranteed under the 14th Amendment, because it treats educators differently under the law than other citizens,” and the judge went for it.

Though Judge Thompson ruled in favor the defendants, he also does not encourage any other teachers to keep up with this activity. He wrote, “The Court finds this statute unconstitutional as applied to these defendants. 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.”

When prosecutors argued that the teacher-student relationship is different, and a sexual relationship breaks down the inherent trust and authority required in a classroom, Thompson was not convinced. He brought up laws in other states that are more specific in nature and, “specifically examine whether a teacher abused their position power in their sexual relations with students.”

Um, congrats for winning your case? Y’all nasty.

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