Monday, January 16, 2017
Teacher Who Had Abortion to Cover Up Raping 13-Year-Old Boy Sentenced to 10 Years
The New York Daily News reports Alexandria M. Vera, 24, faced up to 30 years in prison based on the sexual abuse charges, but her sentence was reduced to 10 years because she pleaded guilty. She will be eligible for parole after five years, according to the report.
Vera allegedly had an on-going relationship with the 13-year-old student while she was teaching eighth-grade English at Stovall Middle School near Houston, Texas.
In June, Vera turned herself into police after investigators uncovered evidence of her sexual relationship with the boy. According to court documents obtained by the Houston Chronicle, Vera said she and the boy were in love and began having sex in September 2015.
Vera told authorities that the boy’s parents accepted their relationship and were excited when they learned that she was pregnant. However, she reportedly decided to abort the baby when authorities began to ask questions, according to court documents. . . . Read More
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