HOUSTON – Former Aldine Independent School District middle school teacher, Alexandria Vera, 24, accused of having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old student, had her case reset Tuesday.
She turned herself in to Montgomery County police last month after a warrant was issued for her arrest. Vera was released from jail on $100,000 bail.
Vera showed up to court Tuesday, but court officials said it was too early for a plea and a judge wasn't present.
Alexandria Vera, 24 yo Middle School teacher accused of continuous sexual assault of a child due back in court 2day. pic.twitter.com/NGm8bATxbE— Sofía Ojeda (@KPRC2Sofia) July 12, 2016
During her hearing on June 3, Vera was ordered to wear a GPS tracking system and to stay away from schools.
She is not allowed internet access and she is to have no contact with the victim or minors, except her younger brother. She was also ordered to stay inside her home from 8 p.m. until 7 a.m. daily.
Judge details no contact order for Alexandria Vera- must wear GPS, no Internet use, no contact w minor, not allowed near schools @KPRC2— Sofía Ojeda (@KPRC2Sofia) June 3, 2016
The Harris County district attorney, Tiffany Dupree, read aloud the probable cause for the charge she is facing. Dupree said that between Sept. 30, 2015 and Jan. 30, Vera had sex at least two times with her eighth-grade student.
An Aldine Independent School District peace officer was assigned to investigate an improper relationship between Vera and a student at Stovall Middle School, according to the District Attorney's Office.
Vera, an English teacher, admitted to having a sexual relationship with the student since last September, authorities said. A report said the student was in her class. The DA's office said the officer received school records showing the student to be younger than 14 when Vera began the sexual relationship.
Vera told the officer that she first met the student during a summer school session. The DA's office said the student tried to communicate with her on Instagram. She later sent a message to the student after he didn't show up for class, which led to the student asking for her phone number, prosecutors said.
Vera said the student asked if the two of them could hang out and she agreed, according to court documents. She told an officer that she drove to the student's house to pick up the boy, and they drove around and kissed in the car, court documents say.
Vera said she drove to the student's house again the next day because the student's parents were not home, the report says. According to the report, Vera said that was the first time when she and the boy had sex. Officials believe that was in September.
Vera said the student's parents not only knew about the relationship, they approved of it and allowed the teen to spend the night at Vera's home in Spring, where they engaged in sex on a regular basis, according to court documents. She told an investigator that she would drop him off at home in the morning so he could catch the bus to Stovall Middle School, prosecutors said.
Vera told an officer that the school had an open house in October, when she met the student's parents. After the open house, Vera went to the student's home and was introduced as his girlfriend to his parents. According to the report, Vera said the parents were accepting of their relationship and she was invited to family gatherings.
Prosecutors said they are looking into all possible charges the parents could face.
Vera told investigators that the relationship with the student grew, and they continued to have sex and spend time together. According to court reports, Vera said she got pregnant with the student's baby in January. She told the officer that the student's family was told about the pregnancy and that they were supportive and excited about the baby, prosecutors said.
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. The DA's office said Vera denied the relationship then.
An officer did a forensic examination of Vera's phone. According to the report, many messages between the teacher and the student were consistent with what she said.
Vera faces a charge of continuous sexual abuse of a child. If convicted, she could spend 25 years to life in prison with the possibility of no parole.