A former teacher in Texas who admitted last week to sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy and his 13-year-old girlfriend was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement that Leticia Lowery, 40, was arrested last November after the boy’s mother contacted authorities regarding Lowery’s inappropriate behavior towards her son. KTRK reported that the mother had discovered sexually-explicit text messages between Lowery and her son.
Lowery sexually assaulted the 14-year-old boy at her home last November. In a separate instance, she forced the boy’s 13-year-old girlfriend to perform oral sex on him as she watched, according to KPRC.
Court records also mentioned an instance in which Lowery sexually assaulted the underage couple in a van.
At the time of her arrest last November, Lowery was out on bond for soliciting a 15-year-old boy in Harris County.
An investigation revealed Lowery’s past employment at several schools in and around Montgomery County. She worked as a teacher and private tutor in recent years, prosecutors said.
Assistant District Attorney Laura Bond told KPRC that Lowery met the two victims through personal relationships.
Bond said Lowery’s case in Harris County is still pending.
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[Featured image: Leticia Lowery/Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office]