Heather Lee Robertson indicted: A Lufkin, Texas, kindergarten teacher faces 40 years jail if convicted of sexual assault of her minor students.
Heather Lee Robertson a Lufkin, Texas kindergarten teacher has been indicted on 21 charges after admitting to sexually abusing four high school students.
The 38 year old educator was indicted Thursday on six charges of improper relationship between teacher and student as well as 15 sexual assault charges according to county records.
The charges come after the woman was taken into custody in late April where she was initially charged with four counts of improper relationship between educator and student. It is also alleged that she had a threesome with two of the boys.
While Robertson initially faced 20 years jail time for the underage relationships, the addition of the sexual assault charges may add a further 20 more years to her sentence.
According to an arrest warrant, the investigation into the Hudson Independent School District teacher was instigated after police were ‘tipped off’ about Robertson’s alleged involvement with several of her students.
One teenage victim told detectives that he and Robertson, formerly a kindergarten teacher in the district, started talking and exchanging sexually explicit messages on Snapchat, and sometime after spring break, she invited him over for sex.
The Lufkin Daily News reported the teen asking the teacher whether he could bring along a friend, and Roberson agreed.
When the two juveniles arrived at the woman’s apartment, they found her lying on the couch and smoking an e-Cigarette.
From there court documents cite Robertson invited the teen boys into the bedroom, engaging in a threesome.
Two other high school students later admitted to meeting Robertson for sex on multiple occasions, bringing the total number of victims to four.
One of the boys recounted for the police how he would sneak out of his home and Robertson would pick him up and take him to her apartment.
When investigators confronted the 38-year-old educator, who has two daughters of her own, Robertson admitted to the allegations, confessing that she had sex with one of the students four times between late 2016 and April 14.
In her defense, the educator said she’s recently become a heavy drinker and would sometimes forget the details of the sexual trysts. She also revealed that she did not force the teens to wear condoms because she can no longer get pregnant.
The 38-year-old said she instructed her underage lovers to keep quiet about their sex sessions, lest she get in trouble noted the dailymail.
Hudson ISD Superintendent Mary Ann Whiteker said in a statement that Robertson resigned just after the allegations against her came to light.
The teacher had been with the district since 2000, spending the first 13 years of her teaching career at Burley Primary in Lufkin.
The teacher’s past criminal record includes the single arrest of driving while intoxicated count last month.
Robertson is currently in Angelina County Jail on a $200,000 bond.
According to KTRE, Robertson’s attorney had asked the court in May to reduce her bail from $600,000. The same report says that Robertson’s husband had filed for divorce just days before one of the alleged sexual assaults.
To date authorities have yet to say what led to the female teacher abusing her position of authority, trust and power and subjugating her male victim….
The teacher’s travails follows that of other recent high profile cases below where female school teachers abused male teen student victims.