3 Harris County deputies fired in sex scandal

Published On: Feb 05 2013 06:09:33 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 05 2013 06:24:30 PM CST
HOUSTON -

Teacher by day, citizen cop by night. Local 2 Investigates has learned new details about the woman at the center of the sex scandal that got three Harris County sheriff's deputies fired.

The woman volunteered with the Citizens Police Academy where she did ride-alongs with deputies in Harris County District 3 on the northeast side of the county near Wallisville and McHard roads.  At the same time, she was an elementary school teacher in the Pasadena Independent School District.

She has since moved to the administrative offices at the Galena Park Independent School District.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office confirmed deputies Adam Wright, Michael Medina and Robert Johnson were all terminated Monday for improper conduct, specifically, for having consensual sex in their patrol cars with the married teacher.

As if that weren't tangled enough, Local 2 confirmed the woman's husband is also a reserve deputy, a volunteer who also rides along with deputies in District 3.

KPRC Local 2 made calls to the woman, her husband and reached out to the deputies, but no one returned our calls.

Art Hood, president of the Citizens Police Academy, said the woman admitted to the vice president that she had sex with the three deputies. Hood said she was booted from the group at that time.

Te incident first came to light two to three months ago. Between that time and the time the deputies were fired, the sheriff's department has been investigating the allegations.

The department issued the following statement.

"The Harris County Sheriff's Office holds all of its employees to the highest of standards, as should the citizens. Employees are expected to act in a professional and responsible manner at all times. Any employee whose conduct discredits and dishonors the Sheriff's Office and the uniform he/she wears will be disciplined accordingly. Improper conduct of any kind will not be tolerated."