(AL.com) — School employees in Alabama were accused or convicted of sex crimes with students more frequently than in any other state on a per capita basis in 2014, according to records compiled by a former chief of staff of the U.S. Department of Education.
Terry Abbott, who in 2001 served as chief of staff under Secretary of Education Rod Paige during George W. Bush's first term as president, spent 2014 tracking every available report of teacher-student sex nationwide.
Abbott and his Houston-based PR firm, Drive West Communications, logged 781 such cases last year. 25 occurred in Alabama, Abbott said, and per capita, the Yellowhammer State had the highest rate of sexual relationships between educators and their students.
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