Texas Teacher Gets 10 Years for Sex With 13-Year-Old Student
A Houston-area middle school English teacher was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for having a long-term sexual relationship with a 13-year-old student who impregnated her.
Alexandria Vera, 24, pleaded guilty last year to aggravated sexual assault of a child and was hoping to avoid prison and just get probation.
State District Judge Michael McSpadden said his sentence was intended to send a message and make an example of her because he’s aware of too many similar cases.
“We want our educators to teach our students,” the judge said. “We want them to keep their hands off the students.”
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