Friday, 3 June 2016

Texas teacher had sex with her 8th grade English student ‘on almost a daily basis,’ police say

Alexandria M. Vera, an eighth-grade English teacher at Stovall Middle School in Houston, told police in April that the relationship she had with one of her students started through messages on Instagram — and had evolved into a great love.
On Wednesday, two months after the police investigation began and nearly eight months after 24-year-old Vera allegedly started having sex with the eighth-grader, authorities issued a warrant for her arrest on a felony charge of continuous sexual abuse of a child. The student is under the age of 14.

Vera turned herself in at a suburban jail in Montgomery County and later was released on $100,000 bond, reported the Associated Press.
Court documents filed last week in a Harris County District Court offer a detailed look into Vera’s account of their blossoming relationship, which she told police was not only approved but celebrated by the boy’s parents. It wasn’t until April, when Stovall principal Elsa Wright got a tip about Vera, that the school district’s police department began investigating.
The English teacher admitted to both the principal and a police officer that she’d been having an ongoing relationship with the boy for months, court documents show.
The bizarre and layered saga began nearly a year ago, Vera told police, when she met the boy during summer school in 2015. She said at first he was rude, asking for her Instagram account name and sending her a follow request after she refused to provide it or accept his invitation, according to court records.