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American gym teacher arrested for lesbian affair with 14-year-old student

October 15, 2011 - Washington

A Texas physical education teacher is facing jail over her alleged sexual affair with a 14-year-old girl she coached.

Rebecca De La Garza, who taught at Thompson Intermediate, has been charged with two counts of improper relationship between teacher and student and two counts of sexual assault of a child for her alleged relationship with the student, reported.

According to KHOU Houston, she was arrested at her home on Thursday and posted 120,000 dollars bond on Friday after appearing in court.

Court documents state De La Garza had sexual contact with her 8th grade student from fall 2010 through summer 2011, which usually occurred on school grounds.

Police claim they have found about 22,437 text messages and 2,400 phone calls between the student and De La Garza.

The victim's parents found out about the relationship and promptly contacted authorities.

De La Garza will be back in court November 10, 2011 and if convicted, could serve anywhere from two to 20 years in prison.


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