US teacher accused of having sex with student, 16, freed on 20K dollar bond

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

NEW YORK - A teacher in Texas, who was charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old student and is allegedly pregnant with his child, has been freed on a 20,000-dollar bond.

According to ABC News, Jennifer Riojas, 26, who taught science at Carter-Riverside High School in Fort Worth, Texas, had reportedly began the affair just months after starting at the school in August of 2009.

In court documents, the student told school officials he was 16 when he began to have sex with his teacher, the New York Daily News reported.

He said Riojas even began attending his school football games, and the two would spend his lunch period together and drive to area motels to sleep together.

Riojas even reportedly visited the student in the hospital while he was recovering from an injury sustained on the football field - and had sex with him in the hospital bed.

In between her trysts with the student, Riojas married another man, Armando Chavez in November of 2009, but they filed for divorce four months later.

The student came forward only after Riojas became pregnant, as he feared he might be the father of her child.

But Riojas claims that the father is a new boyfriend she began dating following her divorce, who is referred to as Paul in the court documents.

She resigned from her job at the school in October, telling the district she was pregnant and couldn’t handle the stress of the investigation.

She has now been charged with three counts of sexual assault of a child. (ANI)

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