Haeli Wey pleads guilty: A Texas teacher avoids jail and having to register as a sex offender after admitting to having sex with two 17 year old students.
Haeli Wey a 28 year old Texas, high school teacher has pled guilty to having sex with two teen boys.
Despite the former math teacher’s admission, prosecutors announced the woman is not expected to undergo onerous punishment reported KEYE.
Haeli Noelle Wey was teaching at Westlake High School in Austin when she was arrested in October 2015 having a months long relationship with two 17 year old students.
Appearing in court on Friday the woman pled guilty to two counts of having an improper relationship with a student. Prosecutors recommended a 10 year deferred adjudication probation sentence for the ex-teacher, which would mean she wouldn’t have to spend time behind bars or register as a sex offender.
While the legal age of consent in Texas is 17, the Texas penal code prohibits teachers from having sex with students.
One of Wey’s victims told cops he first met her at a recreational student event in June 2015. Later that summer, Wey traveled with the victim’s family to Africa.
‘The victim said while in Africa his relationship with Ms. Wey became more personal and on a deeper level,’ a detective wrote in an affidavit. ‘The victim stated while in Africa their relationship became physical.’
The relationship endured for several months and the victim testified the he and Wey had sex at least 10 times. But the victim cut ties with Wey after he found out she was now involved with a second boy.
The second victim told cops Wey invited him for a hike at the Commons Ford Park, where she told the boy she knew of ‘some secluded hiking trails,‘ according to court documents.
At some point during the stroll, Wey ‘took out a hammock and start kissing the boy’.
‘Your Affiant then asked the victim if he was expected to have sex with Ms. Wey while on this hike,’ court papers say. ‘The victim stated ‘yeah.’ When asked why, he stated, ‘a teacher just doesn’t hang out with a student to hang out.’’
Wey, who had taught math at the school for two years with the Eanes Independent School District, was caught when the first victim told his father about what had happened.
The high school fired Wey immediately upon being notified.
‘Inappropriate communication and relationships involving teachers and students is unacceptable and, as in this case, against the law,’ school superintendent Tom Leonard wrote in a letter to parents at the time.
‘We trust that the justice system, with our continued cooperation, will reinforce this message.’
Not necessarily understood is if the genders had been reversed, whether a male teacher would have still been conferred the degree of leniency Wey received.
Wey will be sentenced in March.