Texas law teachers dating students
Fenske told police in May that he was in love with a 16-year-old student and the two had oral sex in his classroom and sex in his apartment and truck.
Texas law prohibits a sexual relationship between an educator and student.
An improper relationship with a student can result in a criminal conviction, imprisonment and financial penalties.
Even if the relationship is consensual, an improper sexual act between teacher and student is illegal.
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Since that statute was enacted in 2003, it has been a second-degree felony for any employee of any given school district to have sex with any student in that district, regardless of that student’s age.
“I don’t necessarily believe the penalty for the two should necessarily be the same.” Her fellow legislators disagreed.
Over the past five years, the TEA opened investigations into nearly 900 inappropriate relationships between teachers and students.
An arrest warrant acquired by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram says that the pair exchanged nude photos and had sex multiple times over the summer break.
Jake Fenske Hutto High School, Hutto Fenske, who is listed as a football and track coach and science teacher on the school's website, was charged with improper relationship between educator and student on June 3, 2016.
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