A Texas teacher has admitted to sexually abusing a 15-year-old student while she was working as an educator.
Emily Marie Anderson, 35, was arrested in August 2021 and charged with sexual assault of a child, a second-degree felony. She was arrested again in December 2021 and charged with a felony charge of improper relationship between an educator and a student.
De acordo com KSAT-TV, police began to investigate Anderson after they heard from the victim’s mother, who had discovered sexually explicit texts on her son’s phone. An investigation traced the texts to Anderson, who was then a special education teacher at Canyon High School in New Braunfels, Texas.
De acordo com New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, Anderson admitted to police that she had sex with the victim in a biology classroom closet. Ele era 15 anos de idade na época.
Anderson pleaded guilty to the charges on Monday. PEOPLE confirms that she will be required to spend 60 days in jail over the course of her 10-year probation period. She will also pay a $2,000 fine and complete 500 horas de serviço comunitário.
Per the agreement, Anderson will register as a sex offender for the rest of her life. The judge also filed a protective order that prohibits her from contacting the victim.
During Monday’s court hearing, the victim’s mother addressed Anderson, saying that her son now suffers from depression and anxiety.
“I trusted you,” a mãe disse, de acordo com Herald-Zeitung. “You knew what we were going through, and you knew he was behind in school.”
“When I saw those messages — when I went through that phone, minha [instinct] was to go and get you out of that school and deal with you myself,” ela continuou.
Anderson did not address the court during her sentence. Her attorney did not immediately return PEOPLE’s message for comment.
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