Crystal Nicole Rodriguez, a 28-year-old San Antonio middle school teacher, was arrested on Sunday, February 18, after she was found in a hotel with a 15-year-old teenager. The teen was a former student of Rodriguez.
Rodriguez, 28, was charged with improper relationship between educator and student and was booked into the Bexar County Jail on a $20,000 bond. Authorities say it is unclear when the alleged relationship between Rodriguez and the student began.
She has been working at Page Middle School for two years.
via My San Antonio:
According to a preliminary police report, Rodriguez admitted to having a sexual relationship with the victim after police found the two in the hotel.
Leslie Price, the chief communications director for San Antonio ISD, said Rodriguez is a coach and teacher at Page Middle School and the victim was a former student at Page. The victim is now 15 years old and is at a different school
“The District will be reporting the arrest to the State Board of Education and Human Resources has set a meeting today with the employee (SAISD was closed on Monday, February 19 for Presidents Day),” Price said in a statement. “We are working to gather information to ensure we have full knowledge of what has occurred.”
This is the latest in a string of teacher sex scandals over the last couple of years. In November, Tennessee teacher Janet Smothers was arrested. Former nutrition teacher LaToya Parker was also arrested for a relationship with a student. Florida teacher Caroline Lawson was charged with sexual assault. 26-year-old Allyson Moran was also arrested for similar crimes. The 23-year-old high school teacher Katherine Ross Ridenhour was also arrested for an inappropriate relationship.
Furthermore, Hunter Day, 22, was also arrested after a sting operation. Megan Kotarski was also arrested on similar charges. Michelle Schiffer, a 23-year-old history teacher in Texas, was also charged and arrested for allegedly having sex with a teenage student. 29-year-old Alyssia Marie Reddy was arrested in Maryland for her crimes in New Jersey. Samantha Fitzgerland, a 28-year-old, was most recently arrested and charged. Jordan Ondish was arrested for her inappropriate relationship with a 19-year-old, while 28-year-old Samantha Fitzpatrick was arrested on similar charges.
Nicole Marie Andrews was arrested as well. 32-year-old Jessica Langford was arrested and charged with sexual assault-related crimes as well. A teacher from Oregon, Andrea Baber, was accused of having a sexual relationship with a student. Robin Dunlap, a teacher in Florida, was arrested for sending illicit photos to a 15-year-old boy in Texas. Teacher and tennis coach Jennifer Olajire-Aro was also charged. 42-year-old Heather Butts of California was arrested on a second-degree felony charge. Nancy Leigh Ann Brann, a former Christian school teacher, was arrested for having sex with a student. Coine Audiat pleaded no contest to having sex with a minor in 2016. 23-year-old Darci Lake was arrested for an inappropriate relationship.