Houston area middle school teacher Alexandria Vera became famous last year when busted for having a LTR with her thirteen year old student. That relationship included regular enough sex to make herself pregnant, though she later terminated the pregnancy when criminal logic forced her to recognize this would be her legal undoing.
Vera’s defense rested on the fact that the boy’s family recognized her as their son’s legit girlfriend, even if she was also his older school teacher. That parental acceptance turned out to be quite true. The family even took Vera to church and praised Vera for how she made their son breakfast and got him to school on time. You know, in between the pubescent sex. Though it also turns out the victim’s family thinking Vera was a super cool girlfriend for their underaged is not a true legal defense. Statutory rape is just one of those things you can’t defend with “we didn’t mind”.
Vera was sentenced to ten years hard time by a judge who though admitting Vera was likely not a serial pedophile and more of a one-off crazy person, wanted to send a message to other teachers:
We want our educators to teach our students. We want them to keep their hands off students.
For those who believe hot teachers mounting their boy students deserve every bit as harsh a penal outcome as predatory male rapists, this is a big victory. While Vera faced up to thirty years potential for her criminal counts, a decade in prison may yet be the longest punishment yet handed out for one of these female teacher-boy student cases we follow ever so closely. Will this ultimately cease or even slow down the number of lady teachers falling hard for their teen male students? Only time will tell. Though I’d caution anybody from ever betting on logic and sensibility prevailing.
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