An English teacher, Mary Todd Lowrance had sex with a 19-year-old high schooler in her Dallas, Texas classroom, car and apartment on numerous occasions before the male student broke it off, authorities have alleged.
The student, who is not identified because he is the victim of an alleged sexual assault, said he “liked it at first,” referring to a sexual relationship with Mary Todd Lowrance, a 49-year-old English teacher at Molina High School.
The student came forward with his teacher’s trysts because he eventually found himself bothered by their encounters that began in late February when she offered to help him with school work. They then began having sex in her classroom.
For a time, he was too afraid to make it stop because “he didn’t know what she would do — as his teacher,” according to court documents released this week.
The victim eventually disclosed the relationship to another teacher who reported it to Dallas ISD Police Department on April 7.
The investigation is the latest in allegations of teachers having inapporpriate relationships with students at Texas schools, a rise that’s been noticed by the Texas Education agency.
There has been 74 reports of student-teacher relationships between Sept. 1, 2014 and Feb. 28, 2015, the Houston Chronicle reported in March.
In Utah, former English teacher Brianna Altice accepted a plea deal and pled guilty to having sex with three teen boys at Davis High School who all came forward to report the sexual abuse.
A search warrant to the Lowrance’s phone shows there were several calls and text messages to the victims and even mentioned their sexual relationship at times.
Facing a charge of having an improper relationship between an educator and a student, Lowrance turned herself over to authorities on April 23 and is awaiting trail, according to the Dallas Morning News.