A paraprofessional in Texas was accused of sending sexually explicit photos and video of herself to a 15-year-old student via Snapchat.
KPRC reported that Kelsie Rochelle Koepke, 25, sent the student illicit images and footage after meeting at a school event in October 2017, a few weeks before homecoming. The student claimed Koepke gave him her Snapchat handle—”Momma K”—and they corresponded.
On the evening of homecoming, investigators alleged the Paetow High School employee sent the 15-year-old the first batch of images and video of herself. The news station acquired court documents which stated that she met with the student the following day and said, “I can’t believe I did that” and apologized for sending him the images.
Despite her apology, Koepke’s said to have sent more nude video and photos of herself. Covering Katy News reported Koepke sent video and photos in May 2018, with the high school principal learning of the inappropriate correspondence in February of this year.
“The PHS administration was made aware of the issue through another student who noticed a conversation on social media regarding inappropriate content being shared among the staff member and a student,” Principal Mindy Dickerson said in an email sent to parents. “The District took immediate action and removed the paraprofessional from the classroom and later that day the employee was terminated from Katy ISD.”
The paraprofessional reportedly told police that she thought she sent the images to someone other than the teen student, who she knew because she oversaw his lunch period. However, she admitted to sending the photos and video to several different people—and claimed to have sent additional images to the boy to “keep the peace,” according to The Houston Chronicle.
Records obtained by the outlet stated that Koepke is facing criminal charges for sending “nude images of her breasts and two videos of herself masturbating.”
Koepke is charged with improper relationship with a student and solicitation of a minor and is free on $30,000 bond. She’s due back in court on May 7.
[Featured image: Kelsie Rochelle Koepke/Harris County Sheriff’s Office]