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Teen milked $28K from Texas middle school teacher in ‘sextortion’ plot

January 26, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Teen milked $28K from Texas middle school teacher in ‘sextortion’ plot

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A Texas middle school teacher forked over close to $28,000 in ‘sextortion’ payments to a former student to keep their sexual relationship a secret — and was taken into custody after the victim’s mother found out about their tryst, according to court documents.

Thao “Sandy” Doan, a teacher at Dallas’ Raul Quintanilla Sr. Middle School, was taken into custody last week. She is facing a charge of sexual assault in connection with the purported relationship with the 14-year-old teen, according to the Dallas Morning News, citing Doan’s arrest affidavit filed by the Dallas ISD Police Department.

The teen’s mother told detectives in early January that he was receiving “large amounts of money” that he was using for “illegal purposes,” which started problems at home, the affidavit states.

The boy’s mother told administrators that the ‘sextortion’ payments needed to stop and provided detectives with screenshots of texts showing that her son asked the former teach for money.

“… watch ima start getting the pics and everything ready … to show the cops right I ain’t [sic] playing,” one message stated.

Robyn Harris, the spokesperson for the Dallas ISD Police Department, said that 27-year-old Doan was placed on administrative leave on January 10th. She had been working in the district since 2014, according to the New York Post. She declined to explain whether Doan had any previous infractions or disciplinary issues due to privacy concerns.

According to the school’s website, Doan also coached the cross-country and soccer teams.

The arrest affidavit revealed that Doan confessed to investigators that she communicated with the boy via Instagram, text messages, and Kik before they engaged in sexual intercourse at a park in the summer of 2015. They also had sex later that same year — and again in December 2016.

The woman, who was arrested on Friday, posted bail and was released from custody.

The boy’s mother told KDFW that she noticed a dramatic change in her son’s behavior around the time he reportedly started the relationship with the teacher.

“At times, he started getting into drugs, drinking, and leaving the house. He would get money and just leave the whole weekend,” the boy’s mother stated. “I wouldn’t hear from him. I’d be out looking for him.”

Doan verified to officials in a search warrant affidavit that the teen also received a photo of her exposing her breasts. The two also engaged in sexually explicit texting, KDFW reported.

“She did very bad,” the mother added. “I’m not condoning what he did because he was wrong at what he also did… blackmailing is not acceptable.”

The most recent payment to the teen, who is now 15-years-old, was $1,500, his mother noted, which was sent the day before she reported the messages to school administrators.

“This is very hurtful because he’s a victim here, he was the child,” she added. “He’s still a child. But it hurts me because I’ve been through a lot with him.”

She told KDFW that her son had been previously arrested on unrelated robbery and burglary charges.

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