Sep 26, 2012 3:42pm
Should Teachers Having Sex With 18-Year-Old Students Be Illegal?
"Former high school teacher BNC s is shown during a recess in her trial in Fort Worth, Texas, in this Aug. 14, 2012
Former high school English teacher BC is serving five years in prison for having sex with five of her students — but unlike other teachers who wound up behind bars for having affairs with their underaged pupils, all of C’ teen sex partners were 18 or older.
Still, under Texas law, the sex acts made C, 28 years old and the mother of three small children, a felon: The law prohibits any educator in a primary or secondary school from having sex with an enrolled student of any age.
Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Beach prosecuted C' case and defended the law in an interview with “20/20.”"