Improper Relationship Beween Educator and Student

Minton, Burton, Bassett & Collins, P.C.

Texas Penal Code, ยง 21.12. IMPROPER RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EDUCATOR AND STUDENT

  • An employee of a public or private primary or secondary school commits an offense if the employee engages in:
    • sexual contact, sexual intercourse, or deviate sexual intercourse with a person who is enrolled in a public or private primary or secondary school at which the employee works and who is not the employee’s spouse; or
    • conduct described by Section 33.021, with a person described by Subdivision (1), regardless of the age of that person.
  • An offense under this section is a felony of the second degree.
  • If conduct constituting an offense under this section also constitutes an offense under another section of this code, the actor may be prosecuted under either section or both sections.
  • The name of a person who is enrolled in a public or private primary or secondary school and involved in an improper relationship with an educator as provided by Subsection (a) may not be released to the public and is not public information under Chapter 552, Government Code.
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