So, just to be clear, it’s OK for a teacher to have sex with a 12-year-old student as long as the student wants it?

A teacher in his 20s had sex with a 12-year-old student, but wasn’t prosecuted because she protected him, police said Thursday.

The teacher, a 29-year-old single man, started to have sex with the girl months after he began teaching at an elementary school in Gangneung, Gangwon Province, late last year.

Police launched an investigation after their relationship was revealed. However, the girl asked police not to punish him, saying she had sex because she loved him.

Police subsequently dropped the case.

UPDATE: Media pressure can be a good thing sometimes—the cops have decided to arrest the teacher after all.