House, Senate pass bills targeting teacher sex assaults
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The New Hampshire House and Senate each passed legislation inspired by a former high school teacher’s ongoing sexual assault case, but victim advocates say one of the bills falls short of closing an abuse-enabling loophole in state law.

Primo “Howie” Leung, a teacher at Concord High School, was charged in April with sexually assaulting a middle school student at a summer camp at the Fessenden School in Newton, Massachusetts, in 2015 and 2016. He also was seen kissing an 18-year-old student at Concord in 2018, but school officials have said they did not report him to police because of the student’s age. Under current law, sexual contact is legal at age 16 unless a teen is coerced.

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