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On Friday, we told you about Christine A. McCallum, the married elementary school teacher who had sex with a 13-year-old student 300 times.
Here we go again!
Iowa police said Tuesday that they arrested a high school teacher on a sexual exploitation charge. Police said Erin Rohwer, 27, is accused of having a sexual relationship with an 18-year-old male student.
The teen was a student in her Dowling High School class, police said. The school's Web site lists Rohwer as the Head of the English department.
Rohwer was arrested at her home. She posted a $5,000 bond and was released.
The charge is a class D Felony carrying a maximum sentence of 5 years in prison and a fine of $750 to $7,500.
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Too bad for Rohwer she doesn't live in Washington. As of today, Washington state law no longer bars teachers from having sex with 18-year-old students.
The teacher, Matthew Hirschfelder, was charged with first-degree sexual misconduct with a minor. He challenged a judge's refusal to dismiss his case. The appeals court unanimously agreed that the state law is vague, and that the Legislature only intended to forbid sexual contact between school employees and students who are 16 or 17.
Hirschfelder was 33 in 2006, at the time of the alleged relationship with the 18-year-old young woman. He resigned the next year.