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Judge drops teacher sex charges, says law unconstitutional


August 11, 2017

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — A judge says Alabama's law barring any school employee from having sex with any student is overbroad and unconstitutional.

Morgan County Circuit Judge Glenn Thompson dismissed charges Thursday against 44-year-old Carrie Witt, a former teacher at Decatur High School, and 27-year-old David Solomon, a former contract teacher at Falkville High School.

The Decatur Daily reports that Thompson ruled prosecutors must prove that a school employee was in a position of authority over a student and abused that position to obtain consent.

Witt's attorney argued that two students W...

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