Teacher Impregnated by 13-Year-Old Gets 10 Years in Prison

Vera, who went on to work in a vehicle wash will be eligible for parole in five years after pleading guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child.

A former middle-school English teacher who was impregnated by a 13-year-old student has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after she pleaded guilty to having a long-term sexual relationship with a child.

According to court documents obtained by KHOU, Vera said she and the victim, who was 13 at the time, "love each other" and that they had sex nearly daily for nine months.

Vera, an eighth-grade teacher at Stovall Middle School in Houston, was arrested in June and initially charged with continuous sexual assault of a child, which carries a maximum of life imprisonment.

During her testimony Lawson explained that Vera came from a somewhat tumultuous background where she witnessed some domestic abuse and was also taken advantage of by the men she dated. She will be eligible for parole in five years.

Vera met the boy's parents at the school's open house in October, after which she told investigators she went to the student's home and was introduced as his girlfriend.

Another student said: 'He grabbed her butt and everybody saw it.

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Vera told police that she first met the student during a summer school session. They wanted a 30-year sentence.

At one point during the relationship, Vera was pregnant with the student's child, but later terminated the pregnancy.

Vera said the student asked if the two of them could hang out and she agreed, according to court documents.

The boy's mother was in court Monday in support of Vera and her relationship with her son, even asking the judge to show leniency.

Court documents said Vera had an abortion because she got nervous when Child Protective Services showed up at school in February to question her and the student about their relationship.

As for the victim in this case, he is now in foster care.

  • Myrtle Hill