A former Texas teacher was sentenced to 20 years in the slammer after admitting to sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy and his 13-year-old girlfriend.
Leticia Lowery, 40, pled guilty last week to charges of second-degree sexual assault of a child and first-degree sexual performance by a child, according to the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office.
“Lowery preyed on our community’s most vulnerable… she violated children to satisfy her own selfish desires,” Assistant DA Laura Bond said in a statement, adding the lengthy sentence “reflects this community’s intolerance for child sexual offenders.”
The teacher’s depravity came to light after the teenage boy’s mother found text messages between her son and Lowery that were “sexual in nature,” according to court documents obtained by local outlet KTRK-TV.
When confronted with the messages, the teen allegedly admitted that he’d had sex with Lowery in November 2019 at her home.
In a separate incident, Lowery was accused of ordering the 13-year-old girl to perform oral sex on the boy in a van while she watched.
The sicko, who had worked for several years as a teacher and private tutor in Montgomery County, was arrested on Nov. 6 2019.
At the time, she had been out on bond from nearby Harris County on charges she allegedly solicited a 15-year-old boy online for sex.
Lowery has been in jail since her arrest and the other case is pending, the Montgomery County prosecutor told Click2Houston.
Her guilty plea “prevented the children involved that she victimized and sexually assaulted from having to testify,” Bond said.
“I think oftentimes when people hear about offenses that are committed by a female against a male child, people tend to minimize it but the effect on the child is still the same,” she added.
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