Michigan bill targets school employee-student sex

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Michigan lawmakers may try to expand laws prohibiting sex between school employees and students.

A bill scheduled for debate Tuesday in the Senate Judiciary committee would make it a crime for school employees such as administrators and teachers to have sex with students in their districts even if the student is 18 or older.

Current law sets an age of consent in such cases at 18. Sponsors
of the new legislation say that's a loophole that should be closed to prevent a teacher or administrator in a position of authority from taking advantage of a student, regardless of age.

The Senate Judiciary Committee also is scheduled to take up legislation that would increase the statute of limitations for the crimes of kidnapping, attempted murder and manslaughter.

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