A Pennsylvania federal judge has refused to dismiss a civil rights suit brought by a woman who claims she had a 10-month affair with her band teacher, finding that a high school student can never truly consent to having a sexual relationship with a teacher whose class she is taking. As a result, U.S. District Judge Eduardo C. Robreno said, "a teacher who has sex with a high school student who is assigned to his class discriminates against the student on the basis of sex in violation of Title IX."
Federal Judge: Students Can Never Consent to Sex With Their Teachers
The Legal Intelligencer
August 16, 2007