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‘Respected’ math teacher had sex with student
By Brad Hunter , 24 Hours
First posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 12:19 PM EST | Updated: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 12:32 PM EST
A former “respected” math teacher who had sex with an underage student on two occasions has escaped a prison sentence.
Brenda Pawelek, 44, of George West, Texas, -- who was at first charged with two counts of sexually assaulting a minor -- recently pleaded guilty to engaging in an improper relationship with a student.
“This unfortunate event represents the worst type of nightmare for any school,” school Supt. Ty Sparks said, according to the San Antonio Express News.
Court was told that it was Sparks who first heard rumblings of an illicit romance. When Sparks discovered 17 pages of raunchy Facebook Messenger screenshots shared between the two, he called cops.
The victim told detectives he had sex twice with Pawelek. She was arrested in July 2015.
She had already resigned before she was arrested.
Pawelek will never teach again and was sentenced to seven years probation, must register as a sex offender and stay away from parks and schools, according to the Daily Star.
A staggering 900 teacher-student sex investigations have been launched in Texas since 2011, the FX Tribune reports.
Brenda Pawelek.

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