Erica Dinora Gomez, a 23-year-old teacher in Texas, hs confessed to having sex with a 15-year-old student several times in the past few months. Gomez, a math teacher at Bowie High School in Austin, Texas, was arrested on Monday, October 8.
According to reports, Gomez told authorities that she met the unidentified teenage in January 2018 and began having sex with him in August. Gomez’s arrest affidavit says that the pair met up for illicit encounters four or five times in the past few months. Additionally, the affidavit states that Gomez referenced sexual encounters in the “back seat” through Snapchat messages.
“Babe … We’ve had car sex twice. Like that blows my mind LOL,” one Snapchat message read.
Gomez has been charged with two felony charges of sexual assault of a child and an improper relationship between an educator and a student. As of Wednesday, October 10, Gomez remained at the Travis County Jail being held on $75,000 bail.
Gomez is just the latest teacher to be charged for inappropriate conduct. Over the course of just a few months, educators across the country were arrested for entering into an inappropriate relationship with their students, Tennessee teacher Janet Smothers, LaToya Parker, Florida teacher Caroline Lawson, 26-year-old Allyson Moran and Katherine Ross Ridenhour were all arrested on similar charges. A woman named Kayla Sprinkles was arrested in North Carolina for similar sexual crimes.
The list goes on to include 22-year-old Oklahoma science teacher Hunter Day, 28-year-old teacher Megan Kotarski, 23-year-old history teacher Michelle Schiffer, 29-year-old Alyssia Marie Reddy, special education teacher Jordan Ondish and 28-year-old Samantha Fitzpatrick have all been allegedly carrying on inappropriate relationships with their students.
34-year-old Miranda Nicole Pauley was charged with similar crimes, 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 and 23-year-old Darci Lake was arrested for an inappropriate relationship. 27-year-old Brittany Zamora from Arizona was arrested on similar charges. Keri Hoffman, 35, was also arrested for an alleged relationship with a student. Similarly, 29-year-old Tiffany Ranweiler-Oblander and 33-year-old Maren Oates were arrested on similar charges.