Katherine Harper Texas teacher has been accused of sexually preying on a 15 year old teen student leading to her becoming 8 months pregnant with his child.
Katherine Ruth Harper a 27 year old middle school English teacher and cheerleading coach has been accused of having sex multiple times with a 15 year old teen student leading to her becoming pregnant.
Upon her arrest last week the Texas seventh grade teacher was charged with having an improper relationship with a student in Trophy Club, a wealthy suburb northwest of Dallas.
Harper, a teacher at John M Tidwell Middle School allegedly traded several nude photos with the boy by cell phone, according to an arrest warrant affidavit cited via the Star-Telegram.
The affidavit says police launched an investigation into the alleged inappropriate relationship after receiving an anonymous tip through the school district website naming Harper and the student, whose identity is being withheld because he is a juvenile.
When a school official confronted the boy with questions about the relationship, the victim cried and admitted to sex with the teacher.
The boy was formerly a middle school student of Harper’s.
The teacher and student began exchanging racy text messages before meeting at the boy’s home for sex over the summer break, the affidavit claims.
The teen saved risque lewd photos the pair had exchanged of each other on his phone police said.
In an interview with a state child protective services investigator, the boy said that Harper came over to his house and the two drank alcohol together before taking their clothes off.
‘One thing led to another and she told me to “put it in” and I did,‘ the boy told investigators, according to Fox4.
The boy said he and Harper had sex multiple times after that in June and July of 2016 both at her home and the boy’s family home in Trophy Club.
Police seized the boy’s cell phone and found records indicating the two communicated 76 times over that time period noted The Dallas News.
Harper is now pregnant, but it’s unclear from the affidavit whether the boy is the father of the child.
‘She’s about eight months pregnant, so if we go back in time it’s around when that event took place, but she is married, we believe, still. So we’re not sure what that leads to,’ Trophy Club Police Chief Patrick Arata told Fox4.
Yet to be necessarily understood is why the teacher allegedly abused her position of authority and trust and sexually preyed on the boy.
Harper faces a charge of improper relationship between an educator and student — a second-degree felony.
Harper pursuant to her arrest was released after posting a $15,000 bond.
Harper, who has been on administrative leave, could not be reached Thursday for media comment. Can anyone guess why…?