You’ve heard the rumors in the school corridors. You’ve seen the things written on the toilet walls. You’ve managed to dismiss them all as kids being foolish. Day after day, you hold your head high and walk into the school to fulfill your vocation to teach. Only today it’s different.
Shortly after arriving at school, the principal asks you for a quiet word in her office. Ashen faced, she shows you the email from one of the parents of a boy in 9th grade.
“No! I would never,” you say, “I know,” she says, “I’ve known you for 22 years, I’ve spent Thanksgiving at your house, I’ve watched your kids grow up, you are not that kind of woman.”
Being accused of sleeping with a pupil can destroy your career and your life. Even if you prove the charges were made up by the student, the stigma can remain for years to come.
If a Michigan student accuses you of sleeping with them, the charges you could face are frightening. You could spend 25 years in prison if charged with criminal sexual conduct in the first degree. Not to mention being placed on the sex-offenders register.
If you are falsely accused of sleeping with one of your students, you need to contact the best criminal defense lawyer you and the school can find. Your life, your reputation and that of your school are on the line here. False accusations have ruined the lives of too many teachers; make sure you are not one of them.