Texas cheerleading coach accused of sex with student
Apr 03 2017
Roanoke, Texas Teacher Katherine Ruth Harper is now free on a $15,000 bond and on administrative leave after being arrested last week for an alleged improper relationship with one of her students.
Katherine Harper Texas teacher accused of having sex with a 15 year old teen student and becoming pregnant.
His phone was seized by police.
Katherine Harper Texas teacher.
The two communicated with each other about 76 times during that time, based on their cellphone records, according to the affidavit.
Harper was an English teacher, cheerleading coach and tennis coach at the middle school, the Houston Chronicle reports.
When Byron Nelson school officials asked the teen about the alleged relationship, he began crying and admitted to it, the affidavit says.
According to the 15-year-old boy, he and the cheerleading coach had sex many other times later that same June and July of 2016.
Fox4 is reporting the Northwest ISD teacher was also the student's tennis coach when he was in middle school.
Harper is now pregnant, but it's unclear from the affidavit whether the boy is the father of the child.
The romps are said to have taken place at both their homes. Harper is now 8 months pregnant, though the affidavit does not explicitly state whether the boy is the baby's father. "So we're not sure what that leads to", Trophy Club Police Chief Patrick Arata said.
When the student was being interviewed by Texas Child Protective Services case workers, he reportedly revealed he and the teacher drank several alcoholic beverages together before stripping off their clothes and having sex.
She was booked at Denton County jail and released after posting the $15,000 bail.
A warrant alleged that the boy said, "One thing led to another and she told me to "put it in" and I did," the Daily News alleged.
She has been charged with conducting an improper relationship between an educator and student - a second-degree felony which carried a maximum punishment of 20 years in prison.
The Star Telegram reported that an earlier tip was investigated and closed because officials didn't have the name of the student or teacher.