HOUSTON, Texas --A Houston middle school English teacher accused of sexually abusing a child has turned herself in to authorities.
Alexandria Vera worked at Aldine ISD's Stovall Middle School, and according to court documents, Vera met a 13-year-old boy who was a student in her 8th grade English class during summer school. A sexual relationship reportedly developed.
Vera, 24, is charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child, and Eyewitness News has learned Vera surrendered at the Montgomery County Jail in Conroe Wednesday.
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Vera reportedly claims she and the teen are in love and that she's been introduced to his family as his girlfriend. The boy's parents are said to be accepting of the relationship, including Vera in family gatherings.
Court documents go on to detail the fact that Vera allegedly became pregnant with the boy's baby in January, and his family was said to be excited and supportive about the baby. But after an unexpected visit to the school by Child Protective Services in February, when Vera and the boy were questioned about their relationship, she reportedly became nervous and terminated the pregnancy.
Aldine ISD issued the following statement: "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."
Vera's bond has been set at $100,000.