Katherine Ruth Harper, a married middle-school English teacher and cheerleading coach in Texas, is accused of having sex with a 15-year-old student. Furthermore, Harper is now pregnant with what could potentially be the student’s child.
Harper, 27, was arrested and charged with having an improper relationship with a student in Trophy Club, Texas, a wealthy suburb northwest of Dallas.
According to the arrest warrant affidavit, Harper, a seventh-grade teacher at John M Tidwell Middle School, sent several nude photos to a 15-year-old boy who atttended Byron Nelson High School.
The school district found out through an anonymous tip that said the boy and Harper were having sex and also claimed she was also pregnant. While Harper is currently 8 months pregnant, the arrest warrant does not state if the 15-year-old is the baby’s father.
The warrant states the boy, when asked by the Byron Nelson HS principal, started crying and said that he and Harper had multiple sexual encounters.
“One thing led to another and she told me to ‘put it in’ and I did,” the boy said, according to the warrant.
Other sexual meetups involved drinking alcohol, taking off their clothes together and the boy performing oral sex on Harper. Harper also sent multiple nude photos via smart phone to the boy. Police said the two communicated 76 times between June 1 and July 31.
According to the Child Protective Services investigator, the unidentified teenager said he and Harper began drinking alcohol and both took off their clothes. At that time, the teen performed a sex act on Harper. After that, the two had sex several times either at his home or hers from June 1, 2016, to July 31, 2016.
Harper was arrested on Tuesday, March 21 by Trophy Club police. She was booked into the Denton County jail and released on a $15,000 bond.
She faces a charge of improper relationship between an educator and student, a second-degree felony.
Harper, who has been on paid administrative leave, faces a charge of improper relationship between an educator and student which is a second-degree felony.
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