Brittni Colleps, a year-old mother of three, was convicted of 16 counts of having improper relationships with students. Since each of the five young men she had sex with was 18 or older, she was not charged with statutory rape. All of them stressed that they did not consider themselves victims and did not want to see their former teacher prosecuted.
Although he said he felt wronged by her actions, he will stand by his wife. There are salient differences between men and women when it comes to sex offenses. For starters, men are far more likely to commit sexual assault than women are, accounting for 96 percent of the total. They are also rearrested much more frequently. Here are five other Texas teachers from past years who were accused of bad behavior: Amy McElhenney This Spanish teacher and cross-country coach and former Miss Texas contestant made national news in June when she was charged for having sex with an year-old student.
A Denton County grand jury declined to indict the thenyear-old Hebron High School teacher, who instead lost her teaching certificate. Kathryn Murray A west Houston middle school teacher, Murray was originally charged in February when allegations surfaced that she had sex with her year-old student at his home. Police now say that the year-old eighth-grade teacher had sex with the same boy on two other occasions, once in her classroom at Memorial Middle School and once at a hotel on the night of a school dance.
Murray had closed her bank account and was planning to fly to Mexico at the time of her arrest, prosecutors have said. According to the affidavit, the two had unprotected sex several times at her home between February and April. The student told police they had sex in motels and even once in a hospital bed, where he was recovering from a football injury. The former ninth-grade science teacher plead guilty to an improper relationship with her year-old student, in return for six years probation.
Holly Lopez This special education teacher in the Lexington school district was charged in March with aggravated sexual assault after being accused of having sexual relations with a both a 13 and a year-old boy.
Lopez, 32, tutored one boy in math at his home. The pair exchanged text messages in the month leading up to the alleged assault. Leave them blank to get signed up.