A Texas middle school teacher just learned she is facing 30 years in prison after she became pregnant with her 13 year-old student’s child.
The Washington Post reported that Alexandria Vera was a 24 year-old eighth-grade English teacher at Stovall Middle School before she was arrested in June. She met the boy while teaching summer school in 2015, and she began having sex with him almost daily. Vera claims the boy’s family was aware of the relationship and supported it.
Vera pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child last Wednesday. She had previously been charged with continuous sexual assault of a child, which carries a maximum punishment of life in prison, but in taking the lesser charge her sentence is now capped at 30 years.
Vera’s lawyers say they are hoping she will get deferred adjudication, in which case she will be placed on probation and will have no felony on her record if she successfully completes the terms.
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“We’re very much hoping for deferred adjudication,” said Vera’s attorney, Ricardo Rodriguez.
Prosecutors say that Vera had sex with the boy nearly every day for nine months. She aborted their baby after police first began questioning her.
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