Texas’s Tomball: After pleading guilty to the accusations on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, a former junior high school teacher from Texas who sexually assaulted a 13-year-old student for more than three years will now receive a brief prison sentence of 60 days and 10 years of probation because she recently gave birth. The prosecution, on the other hand, had hoped for a term of up to 40 years in jail.
Marka Bodine, 32, was found guilty of assaulting a boy while he was still a juvenile. While a teacher of English at Tomball Intermediate School in Texas, Bodine got to know the youngster. When Bodine first met the boy, she was already married. Court records state that Bodine had intercourse with the kid multiple times both in her car and in her classroom over the course of the abuse, which lasted three years. She even relocated into his apartment complex after getting divorced.
Court records state that the unsuitable relationship was found in 2021 after Bodine reported harassment by a former pupil to the principal of Tomball Intermediate School. Bodine alerted the principal that the 13-year-old had access to her private photos as well as edited images of her and was threatening to hurt himself.
Investigators said that a search of both Bodine’s phone and the boy’s phone turned up numerous messages and photographs the two had exchanged. A few of the pictures were of a sexual character. The youngster told detectives that Bodine became his friend while they were playing an online video game and later started texting him, according to the affidavit.
The child said that shortly after he reached 13 years old, the two started exchanging obscene photos and engaging in sexual activity. Another three years passed throughout their relationship. The boy allegedly told investigators that Bodine even relocated to his complex following their divorce and that the two frequently had sex in her classroom and car.
Investigators claim that Bodine ultimately admitted to having a sexual interaction with the former student and sending graphic pictures and videos.
The baby’s father, who is now 16 years old, is not the boy. She must also register as a sex offender, say the prosecution.