She is a 39-year-old English teacher in McAllen. He is a 16-year-old student at the IDEA public school there.
The Texas Penal Code name for the violation does not at first glance sound all that serious: "Improper Relationship Between Educator and Student." But a conviction on the sex crime charge can mean a very serious sentence of up to 20 years in a state prison.
The Friday night began with a group of young professionals out on the town. It ended with accusations of sexual assault.
Few things are bigger in Texas than high school football. A recent arrest has shaken many fans of the sport, however.
It is possible in some circumstances to be arrested in Texas not for what you did, but what you did not do. A woman who lives about 500 miles north of Edinburg faces allegations that she failed to report the sexual abuse of an 11-year-old girl by her 56-year-old husband.
A little more than 4 hours north of Edinburg, an associate pastor at a Texas church has been arrested by law enforcement authorities after a 2-month search and investigation. The 59-year-old man is a pastor at an east Austin church.