Texas teacher Alexandria Vera has pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated sexual assault after she was impregnated by a student.
A 13-year-old student.
Vera, 24, had sex with the teen almost daily for nine months straight, an Aldine Independent School District Police Department spokesman said.
She became pregnant but later had an abortion after Child Protective Services questioned her about the relationship, Vera told investigators.
“As parents, we entrust teachers with a very important role," Assistant District Attorney Tiffany Dupree with the Child Abuse Division said.
"To educate students and we should not be concerned about teachers getting in a sexual relationship with our children while they are at school.”
Not … whatever she did in other words.
Alexandria was initially charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child, which could have landed her a sentence of LIFE in prison.
Pleading guilty to the lesser charge is expected to cut her prison time down considerably … to a mere 30 years, CBS News reports.
Vera was taken into custody in June after Montgomery County Police issued an arrest warrant and she acknowledged the sexual relations.
She told officials that the two started to be intimate last fall after meeting each other during summer school at Stovall Middle School.
According to investigators, she said that she and the boy “love each other." Vera ultimately resigned from her position at the school.
She is expected to be sentenced this January.
The child is now 14 years old. Details below: