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TX: A teacher, sexting and the right to free speech

He was 30 and she was 13 — a teacher and his student — but their relationship went far beyond the classroom, authorities say. In six days in October 2012, they sent 688 text messages to each other, and the conversation became sexual, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

The messages — known as “sexting” — included descriptions of sexual preferences and fantasies and discussions of dreams about each other, the affidavit says. ____ ____, now 31, who was a junior high school teacher in the Everman district, was eventually arrested on a charge of online solicitation of a minor, which was later changed to improper relationship between an educator and student.

But this month, based on a recent appeals court ruling dealing with a similar case in Harris County, Tarrant County prosecutors dismissed his case. Full Article

 

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  1. USA

    Wow, interesting outcome. I’m not into sexting children, but this is a wonderful example of an attorney taking a different view of a case. In order to win this registration process, we need to outthink them! Take a stance that no one thought of. Ie: I can’t work because this registration process won’t allow me to ? Sue? Ect ect. There are so many options

  2. Q

    I would have loved to see the look on the prosecutor’s face, I’ll bet it was priceless!

    Uh-oh; I can see the little demons that hate freedom and use the law to satisfy their belief’s working overtime to kill this ruling.

    “Jurisprudence experts say the ruling, depending on the appellate process, could throw other cases into a legal black hole and could force state legislators to rewrite the law.”

    I’ll bet they drag their feet on this!

    “Bennett said that in the meantime, prosecutors should contact those convicted under the 2005 statute and tell them they have an avenue for redress, Bennett said.”

    You know hearing this was about as exciting as finding a hair in a biscuit for them!!!!

    “I believe they have a duty to go back and set things right,”

    In conclusion; Ha ha, ha ha ha, ha ha ha ha!

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