Being employed as a teacher is not always easy. Those entering the profession don't necessarily think of the potential disadvantages that could present themselves. Sadly, a disgruntled student making accusations of sex crimes against a teacher is a scenario that occurs more often than many of us might believe.
A 51-year-old art teacher at a Wisconsin high school stands accused of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with one of his students. Apparently, the 17-year-old student says that she was sexually assaulted on two separate occasions. She says that one time occurred in the school's art room and the other time occurred in the glazing room. The complaint says that the touching that supposedly occurred was not underneath the clothes.
According to the teacher, the student was the one that encouraged physical contact between the two. At one point, he apparently said that he never touched her and that he was joking when he asked her about oral sex. Nevertheless, the man did apparently give the girl some type of ring that she was wearing when she was interviewed by police.
This Wisconsin teacher has not been convicted of these sex crimes accusations. A conviction can only be obtained by prosecutors in court and with appropriate evidence that establishes the criminal charges beyond a reasonable doubt. Nevertheless, any individual facing sex-related accusations may face consequences related to his or her career, reputation and general well-being. With such high stakes, it is crucial to focus on the specifics of the allegations in order to prepare a meaningful defense that both protects important legal rights and seeks a result that is in the best interests of the accused.
Source: gazettextra.com, "Badger High School art teacher accused of sexually assaulting student", Andrea Anderson, March 26, 2015