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Texas teacher admits to ‘car sex’ with 15-year-old student

October 13, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Texas teacher admits to ‘car sex’ with 15-year-old student

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Texas teacher Erica Dinora Gomez admits to ‘car sex’ with a 15-year-old student

A Texas high school teacher admitted to having sex with a 15-year-old student multiple times over the course of few months — and referenced the pair’s rendezvous in her car’s “back seat” in explicit messages on Snapchat.

On Monday, 23-year-old Erica Dinora Gomez, a math teacher at Austin’s Bowie High School, was taken into custody after corroborating information provided to investigators during an interview with the department’s child abuse unit, according to the Austin American-Statesman.

Gomez told detectives that she met the teen in January and began a sexual relationship with him in August. The two met up for illicit encounters four or five times in the last couple of few months.

In messages on Snapchat, the teachers talked about having “fun in the back seat” and experimenting sexually with the teen. The victim’s mother revealed that Gomez was her son’s tutor.

“Babe … We’ve had car sex twice,” Gomez said in one conversation. “That blows my mind LOL.”

The teen’s mother discovered the relationship this past weekend when she woke up hearing the apartment door closing. She then spotted her son lying down fully clothed, so she took his phone and started going through it.

The teen’s mother then located several inappropriate conversations sent someone with the username “Special,” which caused her to dig further. She then noticed that the texts were sent from someone named “Ericadinora.”

The woman conducted a search on Facebook and immediately recognized a woman with that name as her son’s old tutor.

The teacher graduated from the University of Texas in 2017. She remained in custody on $75,000 bail at the Travis County Jail on two counts of child sexual assault of a child.

The principal sent a letter to parents on Monday referencing the charges, noting that district officials are moving to fire Gomez, who was a substitute at the school earlier this year before she began teaching math in August.

School officials also met with parents on Tuesday to address the arrest.

“Parents have questions,” Austin ISD Police Chief Ashley Gonzalez said. “Their children attend this school. There’s concerns… frustration. There’s sadness. We wanted to make sure that they have the facts from us.”

One parent said that looking at your child’s social media accounts is crucial.

“I think it reinforces the need to have continuous dialogue with children about what is safe, what is appropriate and if something feels amiss or wrong they need to bring it to our attention,” Catherine Clark said.

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