HOUSTON, Texas – A Houston-area teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old boy has surrendered at a suburban jail.
Harris County authorities had issued an arrest warrant for 24-year-old Alexandria Vera, an English teacher in the Aldine School District.
Authorities say she had a ‘romantic relationship’ with an eighth-grader she met last summer.
According to court documents obtained by KHOU, Vera said she and the victim “love each other” and that they had sex almost daily for nine months.
She also claimed the boy’s family accepted their relationship.
When the teen impregnated Vera, she says his family was supportive and “excited.”
However, she says she aborted the pregnancy when Child Protective Services began questioning her about her relationship with the teen.
She appeared Wednesday at the jail in adjacent Montgomery County. Sheriff’s spokesman Brady Fitzgerald says Vera posted a $100,000 bond and was released.
School officials say she’s been removed from her job in a statement to KHOU.
“Aldine ISD has been made aware that charges have been filed against a former Stovall Middle School teacher involved in inappropriate behavior with a male student. When the allegation was made in April, the teacher was immediately removed from the school and placed on administrative leave. Aldine ISD Police investigated the incident and turned their findings over to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. The safety and security of Aldine ISD’s students and staff remains a priority of the school district.”