Dallas Improper Relationship Between Educator and Student Attorney

If you’re a teacher, and engage in sexual relations with someone who is a student at the school where you work, you can be charged with improper relationship between educator and student.  Even if the student is over 18 years of age, and the sexual contact is consensual, you can still be arrested for improper relationship between educator and student.  Also, the fact that the student is not enrolled in any of your classes is of no consequence, under Texas law.  You can still be charged with this offense.

However, it is a defense to prosecution if the teacher and student were husband and wife at the time the sexual conduct occurred.  Likewise, you cannot be prosecuted for improper relationship between educator and student if the relationship was in existence prior to the time you became a teacher at the school, and the age difference between the two of you is no greater than three years.