Friday, October 19, 2012

Texas Teacher Gets Prison - Update

(Huntington, Texas)
For violating probation, former teacher at Huntington ISD Melissa Williams has been sentenced to eight years in prison.
Melissa Williams, 44, was sentenced by state District Judge Barry Bryan Thursday morning in a hearing continued from the previous day.

According to testimony, Angelina County probation officer Lisa Page said her primary concern about Williams is the belief she is still associating with her sex offender boyfriend, Daniel McGinty, who is also a wanted felon.

In 2010, a no-contact order was filed between Williams and McGinty, who was living with her in Fuller Springs at the time.
Note that Melissa Williams was initially sentenced in 2009 to 10 years in prison with all but six months suspended and the remainder on probation.

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Texas Teacher Accused of Violating Probation
[Previous 9/18/12 post]
(Huntington, Texas) A 46-year-old teacher formerly with Huntington ISD, Melissa Beth Williams, was arrested yesterday for violation of probation.

Williams was originally convicted of improper relations with a student in 2008.
"The officer filed a violation report with the Courts because she was discharged from the sex offender treatment program due to failing several polygraph tests," Dustin Fore, the supervisor of specialized casework services for Angelina County's Adult probation Department, said.

"She also admitted to accessing the Internet without permission from her officer."

Fore said that Williams also has several old probation violations, including possessing pornography, having direct contact with a child under the age of 17, associating with a known felon/fugitive, and possessing alcohol that were addressed through additional probation terms in 2010.

She is facing a revocation hearing at this time, and until that date, she will remain in jail without the option of bonding out.
Williams was booked into custody at the Angelina County Jail.

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