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Mich. bill would prohibit school workers, teachers from having sex with students

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Michigan bill prohibits school worker-student sex
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(CBS/AP) LANSING, Mich. - Michigan lawmakers are expected to begin key votes on legislation to expand laws prohibiting sex between school employees and students.

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A bill that could be voted on this week in the state Senate would make it a crime for school employees such as administrators and teachers to have sex with students even if the student is 18 or older.

Current law sets an age of consent in such cases at 18.

Sponsors of the new legislation say that's a loophole that should be closed to prevent a school employee in a position of authority from taking advantage of a student, regardless of the student's age.

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