Alberta Padilla, a 52-year old former teacher at Johnson High School in San Antonio, was arrested for allegedly having a sexual relationship with one of her students.
Padilla, 52, reportedly told police she had romantic feelings for the unidentified boy, now a sophomore, when she began tutoring him in June of 2016.
According to the arrest warrant, Padilla told investigators they eventually began having a sexual relationship which continued for more than a year. The affidavit also stated that Padilla bought clothing, food and a cell phone for the boy and often allowed him to stay at her home.
The affidavit does say that investigators questioned Padilla’s underage daughter who told them she suspected something was going on and mentioned it to another relative.
It says the girl, at one point, recorded a phone conversation the boy had with her relative.
She told police she overheard him expressing that he had also had feelings for Padilla and trying to convince the relative not to report it authorities.
Padilla was arrested on a charge of improper relationship between an educator and student.
This is the latest in a string of teacher/student sex scandals over the last couple of years. In November, Tennessee teacher Janet Smothers was arrested. Former nutrition teacher LaToya Parker was also arrested for a relationship with a student. Florida teacher Caroline Lawson was charged with sexual assault. 26-year-old Allyson Moran was also arrested for similar crimes. The 23-year-old high school teacher Katherine Ross Ridenhour was also arrested for an inappropriate relationship.
Furthermore, Hunter Day, 22, was also arrested after a sting operation. Megan Kotarski was also arrested on similar charges. Michelle Schiffer, a 23-year-old history teacher in Texas, was also charged and arrested for allegedly having sex with a teenage student. 29-year-old Alyssia Marie Reddy was arrested in Maryland for her crimes in New Jersey. Samantha Fitzgerland, a 28-year-old, was most recently arrested and charged. Jordan Ondish was arrested for her inappropriate relationship with a 19-year-old, while 28-year-old Samantha Fitzpatrick was arrested on similar charges.
Nicole Marie Andrews was arrested as well. 32-year-old Jessica Langford was arrested and charged with sexual assault-related crimes as well. A teacher from Oregon, Andrea Baber, was accused of having a sexual relationship with a student. Robin Dunlap, a teacher in Florida, was arrested for sending illicit photos to a 15-year-old boy in Texas. Teacher and tennis coach Jennifer Olajire-Aro was also charged. 42-year-old Heather Butts of California was arrested on a second-degree felony charge. Nancy Leigh Ann Brann, a former Christian school teacher, was arrested for having sex with a student. Coine Audiat pleaded no contest to having sex with a minor in 2016. 23-year-old Darci Lake was arrested for an inappropriate relationship.