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Texas middle school teacher impregnated 15-year-old student: Police

July 25, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Texas middle school teacher impregnated 15-year-old student: Police

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A Texas middle school teacher was arrested by authorities last month for the sexual assault of one of his underaged students.

Euless Junior High teacher Cornelius Smith impregnated one of his 15-year-old students, the arrest warrant affidavit reported. Smith was the young girl’s speech teacher during the 2015-2016 school year, WFAA reported.

Back on June 3rd, the teenage girl informed her parents that she was pregnant, and Smith reportedly called her parents to tell them that he was the father. Three days later, Smith agreed to accompany the family to the Euless Police Department.

Smith admitted to authorities that he began communicating with the young girl over the Kik messenger app almost every day this past Christmas break. In February 2016, the relationship became physical when he started to see the girl outside of the school hallways.

The teenage victim told investigators that the man would get her out of her classes, and she would go to his classroom, where they would kiss and even once had oral sex.

The arrest affidavit reports that Smith told authorities he and the girl only had sex once back in May in his car in a vacant parking lot. However. the victim told authorities a completely different story.

The girl told police that Smith came to her house multiple times when her parents were out during spring break, where they would have consensual sex.

The victim called Smith on June 2nd to tell him she thought she was pregnant, which was then confirmed with two store-bought pregnancy tests and a visit to a pregnancy center.

According to the affidavit, she informed police that Smith told her he was willing “help her if she was going to have the child or have an abortion, “but he would have to take his wife and child to East Texas first.”

The girl’s mother turned gave her cell phone to investigators on June 7th, who managed to recover recently deleted texts corroborating her version of events.

Smith turned himself into the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department on June 22. He has been charged with sexual assault of a child, a second-degree felony.

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