Teachers' Unions Oppose Bill to Make Sex with Students a Crime

Teachers' Unions Oppose Bill to Make Sex with Students a Crime
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As it currently stands, Rhode Island is one of a few states where it is perfectly legal for teachers and other school employees to have sexual relations with their students once they turn 16. It's literally a dirty little secret—almost no one seems to be aware of this loophole in the law and yet it leaves high school students without any protection from those who would sexually abuse them after their 16th birthday.

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