HOUSTON – A Houston-area middle school teacher charged with sex crimes after she allegedly became pregnant by her student lover was back in court this week for violating conditions her bond.
Alexandria Vera, 24, was busted when her GPS monitor showed she arrived home 45 minutes after an 8 p.m. curfew imposed by the court as she awaits trial on a count of continuous sexual abuse of a child, KHOU reports.
Authorities allege Vera was at a shopping center the day she came home late.
In June, Vera was released on a $100,000 bail on the conditions that she wear the GPS device, stay away from schools and have no contact with the 13-year-old student who impregnated last school year.
The former Stovall Middle School English teacher, who has a penchant for posting cleavage exposing selfies online, was initially on the run after school officials and police uncovered the alleged relationship with her student, which started during a summer school session last year and continued through January.
Court documents allege Vera admitted to police she had sex almost daily with the student between September 30, 2015 and January 30, 2016 at her home in Harris County, and that the victim’s parents both knew of and approved of the relationship.
Vera told police the two were in love and she eventually became pregnant with her student’s child. Vera said she told the boy’s family about the baby, and they were excited and supportive, but she later opted to have an abortion when Child Protective Services showed up at Stovall Middle School in February to question her and the student about their relationship, which she initially denied, EAGnews reports.
On Wednesday, prosecutors requested that state District Judge Michael McSpadden revoke Vera’s bail for the curfew violation. They also alleged Vera was spotted in June working out on Stovall’s track, which is also a violation.
McSpadden refused to revoke Vera’s bond, “but he admonished her for the violations, and … warned her that she’s now on a zero tolerance policy,” KHOU reports.
Vera faces a potential sentence of up to life in prison with no parole, if convicted, according to KPRC.