Transcript for Teacher Student Relationships
The teacher now dating and living -- his former student she's eighteen he is 41. Our viewers calling it creepy and disturbing and this morning this question. Do these relationships ever worse. ABC's Cecilia Vega takes a look. -- normally busy in the way. It's the story sending shockwaves across the country -- -- -- 41 year old California high school teacher James -- -- left his wife and kids to move in with his students eighteen year old Jordan powers. You -- them they met when she was a high school freshman but both insist they waited until Jordan turned eighteen in September to become physical. I think that they're just staking turn something wasn't there James -- resigned from the school in Jordan no longer attends classes. But police are investigating when their relationship actually began and whether they broke the law I am just following my heart and this is direct the direction I'm going. They say it's forever but what happens to these high profile controversial. Romances. Police found very -- -- -- now and the young man early yesterday morning. Remember Mary -- -- -- know the 34 year old teacher went to jail for having sex with her thirteen year old student. She served seven years in prison but when she got out they married and they are still together. Perhaps finding -- include. The youngest actor on home improvement Terry Nolan Smith also married his much older tutor when he was seventeen and she was 32. But he divorced six years later. Most people have many relationships. In their teen years and in their early twenties and then they settled down so it's very rare for any eighteen year old to stay -- there partner. Other high profile teachers charged with sleeping with their students like Debra LaFave and Pamela Rogers had sent steered clear of the boys they were involved -- Experts say how ever in -- these couples think they are. Even with legal issues aside these relationships are often students from the start. With these relationships. It's really a mixture of -- teen who's experimenting. With their new found sexuality. And a teacher who doesn't know how to shut that down or doesn't want to shut down. For this controversial couple the road ahead it will undoubtedly be a rough one where you see yourself. And five years I hope to be able to oh starting if gambling and and just be able to. Enjoyed what whatever the future holds. For Good Morning America Cecilia Vega ABC news Modesto California.
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