Ex-teacher impregnated by 13-year-old sentenced to 10 years

  • Ex-teacher impregnated by 13-year-old sentenced to 10 years

Ex-teacher impregnated by 13-year-old sentenced to 10 years

On Friday, Alexandria Vera, 25, returned to court for sentencing. However, she was given a relatively lighter sentence due to the complex dynamics of the case - including the fact that the victim's family was aware of the nature of the relationship between them.

In fact, it became a routine of sorts and she would drop him home every morning just in time to catch his school bus to Stovall Middle School. However, after Child Protective Services came to the school to question Vera and the student about their relationship, Vera reportedly got an abortion. He went on to say, "we want teachers to educate our children, we want teachers to keep their hands off of them". The very next day, Vera went back over to the teen's house when his parents weren't home and they had sex.

Vera (pictured left and right) told investigators the 13-year-old boy's family was accepting of the relationship. Prosecutors allege that Vera had sex at least two times with her eighth-grade student, who was 13 at the time during the period starting between September 30, 2015, and January 30, 2016.

Vera met the boy when he was in her eighth-grade summer school English class in 2015, authorities said.

Vera was initially charged with continuous sex abuse of a child and later pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of aggravated sex assault of a child. Vera would be eligible for parole at the end of five years.

Lawson's testimony also revealed Vera and the victim's father pretended they were in a relationship with each other to try to cover up the teacher/student relationship.

'I think she was driven by being in love with him, ' mental health professional Karen Lawson told the court.

Another student recounted seeing his classmate acted inappropriately with the teacher at school.

She said the boy's parents accepted their relationship and were supportive and excited when she became pregnant with their son's child in January 2016.

At the fall open house, Vera met his parents and was introduced as his girlfriend.

She had to wear a Global Positioning System tracker and was not allowed to go near any school or talk to children.