"There's been no longitudinal study, and there's no empirical data. The only ones we know about aren't just the cases that get reported, but the ones that end up in some sort of litigation or action [against a teacher]. What we're seeing now is just the tip of the iceberg," said Robert Shoop, director of the Cargill Institute for Ethical Leadership at Kansas State University and author of several books on student-teacher sex and sexual harassment in schools.
"That's how male victims are often discovered, by bragging in the locker room that they just had sex with Miss So-and-So," Mr. Shoop said. "But the [psychological] damage that is done is typically not something that a 14-year-old boy has any awareness of."