A 24-year-old middle school teacher faces criminal charges for an alleged sexual affair with a male student.
Alexandria Vera surrendered on Wednesday to police, who charged her with continuous sexual abuse of a minor, BuzzFeed reports.
She’s being held in a Montgomery County, Texas jail.
The news site said Vera confessed to a peace officer from the Aldine Independent School District in Houston about the illicit relationship, which the student confirmed.
Their relationship began in September 2015 when he was 13 years old, which, according to BuzzFeed, constitutes statutory rape in Texas.
According to the news outlet, Vera said in court documents that her first sexual encounter with the student, now 14, occurred at his home, while his parents were away. Eventually, they were having sex almost daily.
The documents stated that the teacher said the student’s parents approved of the relationship. She claimed that their approval continued even after she became pregnant in January. Vera stated to the investigator that they were in love with each other, according to BuzzFeed.
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