By Tobias Salinger: A former Houston middle school English teacher charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child violated her 8 p.m. curfew, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Alexandria Vera, 24, carried on a long-term relationship with a 13-year-old boy from her class that included near-daily sex and an abortion when she became pregnant with his child, investigators said. She was charged June 1 after turning herself in.
Yet prosecutors said at a hearing Wednesday that she went jogging on the track at her former school, Stovall Middle School, and stayed out 46 minutes after her curfew, KTRK-TV reported.
Vera’s bond requires her to stay away from school property and the teen boy’s home, use the internet only in limited circumstances and wear a GPS tracking device at all times. She may not contact anyone under 17 years old besides her younger brother and her child.
Prosecutors said they warned Vera when they caught her working out at her former school shortly after her release on a $100,000 bail in June. Yet her GPS device revealed she had been shopping when she was supposed to be at home July 26, prosecutors said.
State District Judge Michael McSpadden denied the prosecution’s request to revoke her bail outright and remand her to jail until her trial, the Houston Chronicle reported.
McSpadden said, though, he was allowing her one final chance to live up to the eight conditions of her bond. Her felony charge carries between 25 years to life in prison if she’s convicted.