British Teachers’ Union Representative Chris Keates Says “Teachers Who Engage in Consensual Sex With Teen Pupils Shouldn’t Face Prosecution”
WTF!!! According to Chris Keates teaching is about reading writing and bedding your pupils. This is just what parents are looking for when they send their children off to school … predator teachers with no accountability for their actions. British Education Rep justifies predator teacers.
Chris Keates, a British teachers’ union representative has stated that teachers who engage in consensual sex with students over the age of 16 should not be prosecuted. 16? Why not make it 15 or 14 or 13 or 12 for that matter if one is using this insane logic? That is correct folks, sex laws are unfair to teachers as they should have no responsibility if a teacher has an affair with a student. Consensual sex? By the very definition it cannot be consensual when one is a minor and the teacher holds a position of authority.
Chris Keates, the general secretary of the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers, said in an interview to be broadcast in the U.K. on Monday that teachers who have sex with pupils over the age of consent are guilty of a mere “error in professional judgment,” and should not be placed on the sex offenders register, the Mail reported.
“There is a real anomaly in the law that we are concerned about,” the Mail quoted Keates as saying. “That is that if a teacher has a relationship with a pupil at the school at which they teach—it could be an 18-year-old pupil—then that teacher can be prosecuted and can end up on the sex offenders register.”
Exactly what does Chris Keates thinks is going to be a deterrent from teachers having sex with their students, detention? Let’s just slap them on the hand and say don’t do it again. If teachers do not like the punishment of being labeled a sex offender, then don’t do the crime.
She said: “If a teacher has a relationship with a pupil at the school at which they teach, it could be an 18-year-old pupil in sixth form, then that teacher can be prosecuted and end up on the sex offenders register.
“Clearly there have to be appropriate disciplinary sanctions in the school where a teacher works to make sure that inappropriate relationships don’t develop.
“But it does seem a step too far, when there has been a consensual relationship, to put that person on the sex offenders register when, in fact, they could have a perfectly legitimate relationship with an 18-year-old at another school.”