Ex-Teacher Said She Had Constitutional Right to Sex with Students, Gets 10 Years

A former Alabama teacher was recently sentenced to 10-years in prison for having sex with two male students. The ex-teacher, Carrie Cabri Witt, 47, once claimed she had a constitutional right to have sex with her students.

Witt was originally arrested back in 2016 for having sex with two male students, ages 17 and 18, while she was a history, psychology, and social studies teacher at Decatur High School.

She was prosecuted under a 2010 law and received two counts of a school employee engaging in a sex act or deviant sexual intercourse with a student under the age of 19. The subtext of the law insists those under the age of 19 are being taken advantage of, however, Witt’s defense team insisted that she was being prosecuted for a consensual relationship only because she worked at a school. Not to mention, the age of consent in Alabama is 16.

According to Witt’s attorney, Alabama’s teacher-student sex law violated their client’s 14th Amendment rights to privacy and equal protection. A Morgan County Circuit Court judge in 2017 agreed with Witt’s defense that the teacher-student sex law was unconstitutional and dismissed her case. However, the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals reversed the decision and reinstated the charges against Witt. Back in March of this year, Witt pleaded guilty to one count of a school employee engaging in a sex act with a student under the age of 19.

Witt will serve 18 months behind bars and another 18 months in a community corrections program before spending the rest of her sentence out on probation. She will also be required to register as a sex offender.

Source: nypost.com

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