Judge orders teenage wife to testify against husband who began a sexual relationship while he was her teacher
|Amy Nicole Cox and Matthew Shane Wester|
A judge ordered a young woman to testify against her husband.
The husband of Alabama, was a teacher when he and his student began having a sexual relationship.
The judge in Blount County, has ruled that the young woman must testify against her husband, who was charged with a crime because of the relationship.
Judge Dennis E. Odell ruled that Amy Nicole Cox, who was 18 years old when she married 38-year-old Matthew Shane Wester, is not protected by spousal privilege.
The judge said that the special spousal privilege does not apply in a case where one spouse is the victim of the other.
Five months after Wester was arrested on a charge of a school employee having sexual contact with a student, he married her.