Texas Teacher in Student Sex Scandal Is Pregnant
A 26-year-old former high school science teacher who was arrested for having sex with one of her students is pregnant, amid speculation that her alleged victim may be the father. Jennifer Riojas is out on bond after being arrested on Wednesday for sexual assault against a child under 17. The arrest came nearly a month after she resigned from her job as a science teacher at Carter-Riverside High School in Fort Worth, Texas.
Court documents detail a tawdry affair between student and teacher, with the two even taking to the teenager’s hospital bed for sex at one point.
Fort Worth Independent School District spokesman Clint Bond confirmed that Riojas left her classroom on Oct. 19 and resigned two days later. Her resignation letter referenced her pregnancy.
ABC’s Dallas affiliate WFAA reported that the paternity for Riojas’ baby has not been established, but that the teenager came forward because he was concerned that he might be the father.
According to an affidavit filed in Tarrant County, Riojas’s alleged victim told school officials that he was 16 years old when he began a sexual relationship with his teacher.
The affidavit details several alleged encounters between the two, including one instance of sexual intercourse in the teenager’s hospital bed in early December 2009 when he was being treated for a sports-related injury.
The teenager, who was in Riojas’ first-period class as a sophomore, told authorities that as he and Riojas got to know each other, she would attend his school football games and he would spend his lunch period in her class, according to the affidavit.
“The victim, now 17 years old, stated that defendant drove the victim to different hotels … at which time the victim and defendant engaged in sexual intercourse,” the document continued.
A hotel clerk in nearby Hurst, Texas confirmed to investigators that Riojas rented a room on Dec. 10, 2009 — with a coupon –and again on Jan. 28, 2010.
Riojas could not immediately be reached for comment.
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