The Supreme Court of Georgia has ruled that teachers can legally have sex with their students as long as those students are 16 or older, which is the minimum age of consent in the state.
“Generally speaking, it is not a crime in Georgia to have physical sexual contact with a willing participant who is 16 years of age or older.”
The ruling came about during an appeal of the conviction in the case of Melissa Lee Chase, a 30 year old teacher who was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2007 for the sexual assault of a 16 year old girl at her school.
Now that the ruling has been made, pundits are expecting a flurry of appeals to other such cases in the state where teachers had sex with their students.
[Via: Interested participant]