(Fort Worth, Texas) A 34-year-old teacher at Hollenstein Career and Technology Center, Rachelle Nicole Heenan, has been accused of engaging in an improper relationship with an 18-year-old male student at her school.
Fort Worth police say Heenan began texting the teenager in February. The next month, they met in Heenan’s car in the parking lot of a private gym in Fort Worth, officers say.Heenan, a married mother of two young children, was booked into custody and released on $10,000 bond.
“That ultimately led to physical contact -- kissing between the victim and suspect,” said Sgt. Pedro Criado with the Fort Worth Police Department. “Sometime in March, the victim and the suspect met at a local hotel here in Fort Worth and had sex for the first time.”
Criado said the sexual encounters continued for several months at various hotels until rumors started circulating at the school, tipping off administrators to the alleged affair.[…]
Even though the alleged victim in this case is legally an adult, Texas law was strengthened in 2003 to outlaw sexual relationships between teachers and students, even if it’s among consenting adults.