Texas teacher gets 10 years for sex with boy, 13
- Author: Delores Daniels Jan 18, 2017,
Jan 18, 2017, 0:58
Vera, who went on to work in a auto wash will be eligible for parole in five years after pleading guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child.
A teacher who became pregnant after "near daily" sex with a 13-year-old pupil has been jailed for 10 years. She admitted to police that a relationship that started with Instagram messages between her and the boy blossomed into a romance - one that the boy's family approved of.
According to records, Vera came under suspicion after Child Protective Services received a tip about a possible sexual relationship between the teacher and the eighth grader, ultimately leading to her arrest.
State District Judge Michael McSpadden said Vera was not a classic paedophile and was not a danger to other children but needed to make an example of her. According to court documents obtained by the Houston Chronicle, Vera said she and the boy were in love and began having sex in September 2015.
It kicked off when JT asked if the could hang out and she picked him up and kissed in her auto, she told police.
Vera told authorities that the boy's parents accepted their relationship and were excited when they learned that she was pregnant.
Another student said: 'He grabbed her butt and everybody saw it.
The Washington Post reported Vera admitted to having sex with the boy "on nearly a daily basis", after their relationship began in 2015.
Their relationship became so serious that the boy would spend the night with Vera and the two engaged in sex on a near-daily basis, according to court documents.
Karen Lawson, a therapist testifying for Vera, said she thinks Vera "was driven by being in love" with the boy. After the open house, Vera went to the student's home and was introduced as his girlfriend to his parents. She said that they were even supportive of her keeping their baby, but after being contacted by authorities, Vera opted to have an abortion.