Sunday 21 January 2018

Female teacher jailed after falling pregnant to 13-year-old student

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Shehab Khan

A teacher who became pregnant after sleeping with one of her 13-year-old pupils, has pled guilty to having a long term relationship with the boy and been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Alexandria Vera (24) claimed the victim’s family were excited by the news but she terminated the pregnancy after becoming nervous when child protection officers questioned her at Stovall Middle School in Houston, Texas where she worked.

The relationship between the teacher and student began after they exchanged Instagram usernames and turned sexual nine months later.

Vera told the Harris County District Court that she met his parents at an open house and was introduced as his girlfriend.

The victim would also spend nights at her house and she would drive him back to his home so he could take the bus to school.

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.

“We want out educators to teach our students, we want them to keep their hands off the students,” he said, according to the Houston Chronicle. 

Vera will be eligible for parole in five years and pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Independent News Service

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