Texas teacher suspended due to sex-assault

Texas teacher Sarah Fowlkes smiling in mugshot because she knows she's innocent, says lawyer
The lawyer of the smiling Texas high school teacher accused of fondling a male student said his client looks so cheerful in her mugshot because she’s innocent, according to a report.
Sarah Fowlkes, 27, “engaged in sexual contact” with a 17-year-old male student and turned herself in on Monday, and shortly thereafter bonded herself out, according to the Lockhart Police Department.

Her lawyer, Jason Nassour told NBC there’s no “corroborating evidence” to back up the claim, and that his client was busted only because of a statement made by “a 17-year-old kid.”

“This isn’t a guilty person sitting there like they just got caught. When everything’s fleshed out it won’t be as it appears,” Nassour said.

Fowlkes touched the student’s genitals, “with the intent to arouse or gratify… sexual desire” and the student “made contact” with the teacher’s breasts, also with “the intent to arouse or gratify… sexual desire,” according to the arrest affidavit.

The Lockhart Police Department received a tip from an administrator of Lockhart High School, where Fowlkes works, that “an educator at the school may be having an inappropriate relationship with a currently enrolled student at the school.”

Fowlkes has since been suspended by the district.


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