Dating teacher illegal
If underage dating involves sexual intercourse, state statutory rape laws apply.
If you are charged with having sex with a person who is younger than the statutory age of consent and are found guilty, you may face legal consequences such as jail time.
Statutory rape is sexual intercourse with a person who is younger than the statutory age of consent, as determined by state law.
This applies even if the parties are in a long-term romantic relationship or the sex is consensual.
If underage dating involves sexual intercourse, state statutory rape laws may apply.
If you are charged and found guilty of having sex with a person who is younger than the statutory age of consent, you face the possibility of incarceration.
So, was he barred for bonking two former pupils ... I don't think the BBC news story is misleading, it just doesn't lay the conclusions out on the table for you.
In New Jersey, for example, the general age of consent is 16.
In the conclusions it has "The pattern of behaviour referred to above leads to concerns that there may be a continuing risk, and indicates a deep - seated attitude potentially leading to further harmful behaviour".
So, was he barred for bonking two former pupils ... The headline on the BBC news story site is "Educating Yorkshire teacher Neil Giffin had sex with ex-pupils" and the leading line is "A teacher who starred in Educating Yorkshire has been barred from teaching after having sex with two former pupils." So they have written the story making it seem that was why he has been banned from teaching.
Most statutory rape laws exist to punish an adult who takes sexual advantage of a minor, not to punish two people close in age who have consensual sex.
This means an adult who is only a couple of years older than the minor may not be charged with statutory rape or be punished as harshly as a much older adult.