I think both the judge and the school district made the right decisions in the sexual assault case against former Marietta High School teacher Christopher King. (See earlier post for more details. Read AJC breaking news story on the verdict.)
When the Marietta system found out that King was involved in a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student, it made him resign. Today, a judge in Cobb County ruled that while the 36-year-old King’s relationship with a student repelled him, it wasn’t a crime.
Judge Robert Flournoy issued a direct verdict Wednesday afternoon in the case. “It was gross, it’s awful, but it ain’t illegal,” he said. “This was a consensual relationship.”
The Georgia Supreme Court ruled in June that when