A Judge in Alabama is considering making it legal for teachers to have sex with their students and stop them being registered as Sex Offenders. The controversial comments came about during the hearing for a case in which a female teacher had sex with 2 students (one was 17 years old).
Attorneys are saying that the existing law is in place to stop teachers having power over students and protecting their rights, but many argue that this is unconstitutional.
AS reported in the Daily Caller:
The judge is hearing a case on whether the law, which mandates school employees who have sex with a student younger than 19 become a registered sex offender and serve up to 20 years in prison, is unconstitutional, reports AL.com. The judge remarked at one point that he has “a lot of reading to do” in reviewing written arguments before ruling on the law.
Decatur High School teacher and coach Carrie Cabri Witt has raised a challenge against the law. She was arrested in March 2016 for having sex with two students, one of whom was 17-years-old at the time, reports AL.com. Her sexual partners were over the age of consent — which is 16 — but an Alabama law from 2010 states that consent is irrelevant.