The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday struck down the state’s law banning sexual contact between teachers and students, finding that people 18 or older have a constitutional right to engage in a consensual sexual relationship.
The court sided with 38-year-old David Paschal, an Elkins High School history and psychology teacher who admitted having a five-month consensual sexual relationship with an 18-year-old student.
Paschal, who is serving a 30-year sentence ...
That’s thirty or three-zero years. Have you ever heard about a sentence that long for something a court later decided wasn’t criminal at all?
For a while now I’ve thought the age of majority in this country should be 18 (perhaps 17) with a high school diploma and 19 without one.