Sadly, there seems to be an increase in reported cases involving teachers being accused of sexual misconduct with their students. The recent arrest of a high school teacher in South Carolina has left him in need of a strategic criminal defense to fight the allegations he is currently facing. School administrators and local authorities are still investigating the supposed crime.
The alleged relationship apparently occurred with a 16-year-old female student for several months during the current school year. The 41-year-old teacher was arrested and charged on five counts of sexual battery. He was taken to and being held at a local detention center, but was later released on a $25,000 bond. As per the school board’s protocol, he has been placed on administrative leave until the investigation has been completed.
This teacher is currently facing felony charges of sexual battery which — if convicted — could bring a possible sentence of up to 25 years in prison for this particular crime. So far court dates have not been scheduled while the investigation is still ongoing. No other significant details have been released.
Those who are accused of sex crimes can face both personal and professional disgrace. Offenses against minors can carry particularly harsh punishment under South Carolina laws. A strong criminal defense can help those accused of such crimes navigate through their criminal proceedings and help lessen the negative consequences to the crimes for which they stand accused. Everyone has the right to defend themselves and fight for the best possible outcomes for their specific situations.
Source: aikenstandard.com, South Aiken teacher out on bond, placed on administrative leave, Teddy Kulama, Dec. 20, 2013