Erin’s Law would teach students the difference between safe and unsafe touch, safe and unsafe secrets and empower them to speak up if something doesn’t feel right or is uncomfortable to tell somebody.
At least 10 teachers in the Miami Valley have been convicted of sex-related crimes since 2013, according to a News Center 7 I-Team investigation, leaving some area parents wondering why more isn’t being done to protect their children while they’re in school.
Police initially closed the investigation in May 2017 without filing charges because the student declined to participate. However, new information that surfaced in January prompting detectives to reopen the case.
The jury found Langford guilty of six counts of sexual battery and unlawful conduct with a minor. She was released from prison in May.
News Center 7's I-Team looked into Erin's Law and spoke to the parents of some children involved in teacher misconduct cases. Tune in and learn more about what they think about the proposed bill Thursday, July 11, at 5:30 p.m.