A 35-year-old Texas woman who was accused of having sex with a 14-year-old boy and then claiming to be pregnant from the relationship may have worked as a substitute teacher in the boy’s classroom, a school official said.
According to NBC News, Amanda Sotelo was booked into a Bexar County jail on November 1 on a charge of indecency with a child, said Louis J. Antu, spokesman with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office. After her arrest, Sotelo’s bond was set at $75,000.
Anne Marie Espinoza, spokeswoman for the Southwest Independent School District in San Antonio, explained that school district officials learned of Sotelo’s relationship with the young boy on October 31 after the boy’s mother informed them.
Here are excerpts from the affidavit:
“Sotelo stated that the relationship developed over time. She and the victim were both going through problems and confided in each other. It wasn’t until the end of this last school year that they began having a sexual relationship, ‘like grown-ups’ … She further admitted that she and the victim had sex about once a week. Sotelo further stated that she found out she is pregnant when she went to the emergency room the first week of September.
“Sotelo further stated she loves the victim and he loves her.”
Lopez has further stated that Sotelo and her husband, who was out of town at the time, have other children.
Espinoza confirmed that Sotelo had been a substitute teacher in several of the district’s schools, and quite possibly, substituted at least once in her young lover’s classroom, KSAT.com reported.
Esponiza told NBC News that district officials refused to comment any further.
“The district learned of an allegation of inappropriate behavior of a substitute with a high school student,” said the district in a emailed statement. “The district immediately took appropriate actions to ensure the substitute was not on any campus pending an investigation. The district made contact with appropriate agencies including law enforcement. The substitute is no longer employed by the district.”