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Pregnant Texas middle school teacher who had sex multiple times with student gets six years

June 11, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Pregnant Texas middle school teacher who had sex multiple times with student gets six years

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Texas cheerleading coach Katherine Ruth Harper who had sex multiple times with student, 15, while she was pregnant, sentenced to six years in prison

A married Texas middle-school cheerleading coach and English teacher has been sentenced to six years behind bars after she entered a guilty plea to having sex multiple times with a 15-year-old while she was pregnant.

Katherine Ruth Harper, 28, was arrested in April 2017 and was charged with engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a student in Trophy Club, Texas, an affluent suburb located northwest of Dallas.

She pleaded guilty to one count of sexual assault and having an improper relationship with a student, according to the Denton County District Attorney’s Office.

After she completed her sentence, she will serve ten years’ probation. She will also be forced to register as a sex offender for the remainder of her life, KDAF reported.

Harper, who teaches seventh-grade at John M Tidwell Middle School, exchanged several naked pictures with the boy.

An affidavit claims that authorities launched a probe into the purported relationship after receiving an anonymous tip through the school district site identifying Harper and the student, whose identity remains anonymous due to his juvenile status.

Authorities say Harper (above) exchanged several nude photos with the boy by cell phone.

When a school official approached the student with questions about the relationship, he cried and confessed to having sex with the teacher.

The boy was formerly a student of Harper’s.

The teacher and student started exchanging racy texts before they met at the boy’s home to have sex over the summer break.

In an interview with child protective services, the boy said that the woman came to his house and the two drank alcohol before taking their clothes off.

“One thing led to another, and she told me to ‘put it in'” the boy said to investigators.

The boy said he and Harper had sex many times after that in June and July, 2016.

Investigators seized the boy’s phone and recovered records indicating the two communicated 76 times over that period.

Harper is now pregnant, but it’s not clear whether the boy is the father.

“She’s eight months pregnant, so if we go back in time it’s around when that event took place, but she is married. So we’re not sure what that leads to,’ Trophy Police Chief Patrick Arata said to Fox4.

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