According to an admittedly unscientific survey by Houston PR firm Drive West Communications, Texas has the most incidents of illegal teacher-student sex of any state in the nation.(Alabama is head of the class for this dishonor on a per capita basis.) Drive West, helmed by Terry Abbott, a former Houston Independent School District press secretary and later U. Department of Education chief of staff, found that were 179 such Texas incidents last year, up 27 percent from three years before.Pampa arch-conservative Warren Chisum removed the age stiuplation.(A student conceivably could be of legal drinking age and still be “protected” by this law.) Then, in 2011, the law was amended to include students who attended any school in an employee’s district rather than just the schools where the employees worked.“And you planted that tree, it took you about four hours, and then you went home.And then you go on Tinder, or Facebook, where you find an 18-year-old, and you guys decide you like each other, and you have sex, and she tells your mom, and you get charged with a crime.”The boy at the center of the case was not a football player, Skinner says.
To better understand this potential for overreach, it’s good to consider a couple of hypotheticals.
You can’t unring the bell once it’s done.” “Technology has changed the world so dramatically,” says Skinner.
“When I graduated high school in 1991, we didn’t have a way to interface with our teachers the way kids today do. In those roles, I would hear about teachers who became sexually involved with students – but at that time, those cases seemed rare.
In fact, it’s well-nigh impossible.“Expungement or sealing is really not a very good remedy,” De Guerin says. What it can do is order the police department, the sheriff’s office, the FBI, the DPS, the county clerk or DA’s office—whoever has the records—to expunge their files.
But it can’t order Google to expunge its search engine. There are search engines out there that make it a practice to check official filings on a daily or even hourly basis and then put them out there.