Alexandria Vera was an English teacher at Stovall Middle School in Houston, Texas where she allegedly had a sexual and romantic relationship with a 13-year-old student.
According to court documents, Vera originally met her underage paramour during the 2015 session of summer school. Initially the student was very rude to her, but eventually became flirty and started pestering Vera for her Instagram handle.
Eventually, the student found her on Instagram and sent her a follow request. She rejected it.
When the fall term began, the student was assigned to one of Vera’s English classes and made frequent inappropriate comments toward her. Despite telling him to stop, the raunchy comments toward her would persist.
One day the student was absent from class, and worried about him, Vera broke down and sent him a message on Instagram.
After reminding him about an upcoming assignment, the student asked Vera for her phone number. She complied. The student then asked her if they could “hang out” and she agreed. She picked him up and drove him around town before making out with him in her car.
Their relationship escalated from there. By the end of September 2015, Vera visited the student at his home when his parents were not home and they had sex. She didn’t meet the student’s parents until October, when the school had an open house for all parents to meet their student’s teachers.
After the open house, she accompanied the student to his home where she was introduced as his girlfriend to the parents. Vera said that she was received very warmly, and the student’s parents even began inviting her to family functions. The student and his teacher’s relationship grew, and they saw each other and had sex often.
The student would routinely sleep over at his English teacher’s place, and then she would drop him off at his place in the morning to be picked up by the bus. According to the report, they “had sex on an almost daily basis at her home and that they loved each other.”
In January, Vera became pregnant with the student’s child. His family was initially very excited about the child, but she eventually opted to get an abortion.
In February she was questioned by Child Protective Services about her relationship with a student. Some people have some very interesting (aka dumb) opinions on Vera:
Don’t these people understand statutory rape is crime? Nevertheless, there are Facebook pages filled with thousands of people defending Vera.
Luckily their support means little to the judicial system, and Alexandria Vera has now been sentenced to 10 years in prison.