Teacher Convicted of Consensual Sex with 18-year-olds

Hopefully this case will now be appealed.  I believe this statute violates the right to privacy of teachers who have consensual sexual intercourse with persons who are over the age of consent.  Something that should be considered by her attorney is the fact that the statute makes it an affirmative defense if the teacher is married to the student.  In other words, the State of Texas is saying it’s a crime only because the two people involved were unmarried.