DETROIT (WWJ) – Michigan Senator Rick Jones is pushing for a Michigan law that would make it illegal for a teacher to have sex with a school student, regardless of their age.

In December 2010, a 28-year-old male Ionia High School teacher took a student to a Kalamazoo hotel for sex the day after her 18th birthday. Despite being 18, the student was not set to graduate until June 2011.

Jones said a loophole in state law allows unscrupulous teachers to take advantage of students.

“The age of consent in Michigan is 16,” said Jones. “However, a teacher may not have sex with a student or they are committing criminal sexual conduct.  However, the law was written years ago.  At age 18, they are no longer considered a student.”

An investigation was conducted by the Michigan State Police.  Although, Jones said he was flabbergasted to find out that no charges could be filed against the teacher, calling it a “violation of trust.”

“Parents who send their children to school think they are going to be in a protected atmosphere and a school where they are going to learn things and be educated, not be subjected to a teacher removing them from the class taking them to a Kalamazoo Motel Room and having sex with them,” said Jones. “It’s outrageous.”

Jones said he thinks he has the support to close a loophole in the law.

Comments (4)
  1. n8 says:

    We need fewer, not more, laws telling people who they can and can’t be involved with.

    Now, what I would support would be a measure to move a student to a new class after they became involved with a teacher.

  2. LugNut says:

    Typical busy body lawmaker who is morally confused. How do you know whom is taking advantage of whom. What if the woman in this case was sleeping with the teacher in order to get a better grade?

    1. the sad man says:

      I doubt it was to get a better grade, but I wouldn’t be surprised to hear that this girl had taken advantage of him. I know her. I know her family. Her sister first told me about this. I’ve talked directly to her about this. She’s my ex-girlfriend. Her name is on bathroom stall walls in a town over. This is who she is. Another guy got her pregnant a month or so later.

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