(San Antonio, Texas)
A longtime elementary school teacher whose repeated sexual encounters with a 12-year-old student came to light following a high-speed chase in which she let the boy drive her SUV was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison.In October, Caldwell pleaded no contest to a charge of indecency with child by exposure. The prosecution and defense agreed to 10 years in prison.
Lucinda Rodriguez Caldwell, 41, choked back sobs as she was placed in handcuffs after asking state District Judge Lori Valenzuela for probation.
Although the judge denied the request, she did retain jurisdiction of the case, leaving open the possibility that Caldwell could be released from prison on shock probation sometime in the next six months.
If it occurs, I contend that six months and shock probation sends the wrong message to female child sex abusers.
[Previous 7/31/10 post]
(San Antonio, Texas) A 38-year-old fifth-grade teacher at Cable Elementary School, Lucinda Rodriguez Caldwell, was arrested earlier today on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy, one of her students.
Police say that the boy reported she took him to a hotel and sexually assaulted him.Caldwell was booked into custody at the Bexar County Jail with bail set at $75,000.
The boy's father said he awoke Saturday morning to find his son missing, and that when he went outside to look for him, he saw Caldwell drive up with the boy. He said when he approached the vehicle, Caldwell left with the youth.
The father said he followed them to Hondo, where local police stopped Caldwell, and the boy was returned to his father.
Police went to the hotel where the incident allegedly occurred and found Caldwell had checked in Saturday at 1:15 a.m., according to the affidavit.
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