I do not intend this text to apply to anyone’s situation. Please consult a lawyer if you need legal advice or help with your particular situation. Sexual assault, sexual interference, sexual exploitation, invitation to sexual touching are serious crimes in our legal system.
We want to punish sexual offenders because we want to protect ourselves and especially our women and children.
I do not say this (or anything else) to pass judgment, but I want to emphasize the level of difference in accepted teacher-student interactions. Touching, texting, playing, and even corporal punishments, are all a daily part of Korean school life. Teachers in Korea will shake, pick up, and even hit their students, no matter what their age.
Corporal punishments were only recently made illegal in public schools.
Most states have an age of consent that can range from 16 through 18, with a close in age exception sometimes, and I thought 18 was the age where one becomes a legal adult, meaning that they can make most adult decisions on their own legally.
Some people have also gotten fired, sued, and arrested for a college professor being in a relationship with students in their 20s and 30s.
Sexual Harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is prohibited by Federal and State laws as well as the policies of this University.
Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature can constitute sexual harassment when: 1.
A few days ago, an Ontario judge sentenced a female teacher for a love affair with a student.A student feels pressured directly or indirectly by a TA to submit to sexual activity because he or she perceives that their grades or academic opportunities will be affected if they fail to comply; or 2.A student's grades or academic opportunities are directly affected by their submission or refusal to submit to sexual pleasure; or 3.Aside from the token “cool teacher” with whom I might occasionally have a personal conversation, I treated my teachers as distant authority figures and engaged with them through formal interactions.Though some students back home had closer relationships with their teachers, many of the interactions that comprise the teacher-student relationship in Korea would be grounds for dismissal in the States.Why is it considered a crime for a teacher to have sex with a student even within the legal age of consent?