When people think of statutory rape, they often think of young children being lured into unsafe situations by adults. That isn’t always the case.
It doesn’t happen with great frequency, but some high school teachers in Minnesota may be having sex with older students – legally. That’s because once a child turns 18 they are legally an adult and can consent to sexual relationships lawfully.
That may all soon change, however, due to two bills working their way through the state legislature. Each proposes to make it illegal for anyone in a position of authority at a high school to have sex with a student under the age of 21.
If these new laws pass, then those who have sex [...]