Texas teacher Katherine Ruth Harper, 27, is accused of having sex multiple times with a 15-year-old student multiple times last summer. The Northwest school district was notified of the relationship by an anonymous tip in December.
Harper is said to have engaged in a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old male student last summer at her Fort Worth home and at his home in Trophy Club, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. Harper is now pregnant with what could be the student’s child.
The two were said to have also exchanged naked pictures which the student saved on his phone. He has not been identified as he is a juvenile.
Harper was arrested last week following a three-month investigation. She was later released after posting $15,000 bond. She now faces charges of improper relationship between an educator and a student, a second-degree felony.
The teen was a student of Harper’s at Tidwell Middle School last year, according to the affidavit. The two began sending flirty text messages to one another, which eventually led to her going to his Trophy Club home. In an interview with a state Child Protective Services investigator, the student said the pair drank alcohol and took their clothes off before engaging in sexual acts. They proceeded to have sex several times from June 1, 2016, to July 31, 2016.
Who Is Katherine Ruth Harper?
Harper, 27, was a seventh-grade English teacher at Tidwell Middle School in Roanoke, Texas. According to the school’s staff directory, she was also a cheerleader and tennis coach at the middle school. She is said to have had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student.