Colorado choir teacher Amanda Rowles is accused of having sex with at least two teenage students in her mother's home and other locations. The 27-year-old woman is now free on $50,000 bond, but she is facing some stiff punishment if convicted. The details of this case aren't much different from other stories involving the "cougar" teacher and a lust for near-adult students. In fact, this is becoming such a frequent thing that it's really not even a shock to learn about it.
She was booked into the Aurora City Jail on suspicion of two counts of sexual assault "by one in a position of trust" reports the Daily Mail. The relatively attractive woman was a choir and drama teacher at the Colorado Springs High School when she is alleged to have participated in sexual relations with at least two of her students.
One of the young men alleged that it "hurt" when the woman broke off their affair. Another student alleges that he and the teacher would go to her mother's when the elder woman wasn't home. It was there, or while on hikes together, that they would engage in sexual behavior.
If Amanda Rowles is guilty of these accusations, do you think she should register as a sex offender for the rest of her life? Someone could argue that the boys in question were near the age of 18 when the activities took place, which wouldn't quite make her a predator. However, it appears that the woman may have used her position as a teacher, a person of authority, to habitually seek sexual relationships. That's a crime, plain and simple.
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