A Harris County teacher has been arrested and charged with sexual assault of a minor and former student.
According to a police report, a teacher at Thornton Middle School reported to principal Laura Perry on May 1 that she observed “suspicious behavior” between Kristina Moore and a former student.
Moore, a teacher at Thornton Middle School, was being accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a former student who is currently enrolled in high school.
Perry ordered a review of surveillance video, confirmed the suspicious activity that was described, and contacted the student’s current principal. After discussing the allegations, administrators decided to bring in both the student and the teacher to be interviewed separately but simultaneously to prevent them from notifying each other
It was reported that Kristina Moore denied the allegations, but the student admitted to the sexual relationship.
The student told police that he had attended Thornton Middle School in February 2013, the month that they began their sexual relationship, and that he was 14 at the time. He admitted to having a sexual relationship with Moore for more than a year, and that it continued after he graduated and moved on to high school.
The student told investigators that the relationship between him and Moore began when he asked for her phone number. Soon after, they began texting and then eventually decided to meet up. He stated that they had sexual contact for the first time in February, and to meet him, Moore called out sick from work. It was confirmed by school records that Moore did call in sick on that day.
The student reported that their sexual relationship continued and at various locations including his home, Moore’s home, the road near an elementary school, and Thornton Middle School. The student also gave police a detailed description of the inside of Moore’s home, and provided investigators with a Valentine’s Day card that he received from her.