A former teacher at Tomball Intermediate School sexually abused a boy at the same school under 14 years for three year straight. When the boy was just 13 years old, the teacher started sexually abusing him. The boy, now aged 16, reportedly called the police begging for help and revealed the harrowing ordeal he had been through. The authorities arrested the former teacher on Saturday.
Marka Lee Bodine first went to the police claiming that her former sixth grade student was harassing her. The investigation commenced last Monday when the boy cried out for help at Tomball Police Department. Cops arrested Bodine on Saturday and charged her with continuous sexual assault of a child aged below 14. If she is guilty of the charge, then she could face up to 25 years in prison.
After, the police took her into custody, she was booked at the Harris County jail. However, she has been released from the jail, after putting a bond worth $100,000. KPRC reported that she appeared on the court on Monday. As per the release condition, she would have to wear a GPS monitor. Jeff Bert, the Tomball Police Chief reported the boy reached out to both school and the police department.
The 31-year-old teacher also went to police claiming that the 16-year-old boy had harassed her.
Bodine reportedly went to the police to complain that her former student is harassing her and threatened to harm himself. Later, the former teacher admitted that she had a sexual relationship with the boy since 2018. She also used to send several explicit videos and photos to the boy, when he was just 13 years old. Bert revealed that they had evidence through the means of social media posts and messages.
The victim used to attend the Tomball Independent School District. Tomball ISD then released a statement claiming that the case involved a former student and stressed the fact that the student doesn’t attend the school currently. Bodine has now resigned from the position, but previously she was placed on administrative leave. She used to teach English at Tomball ISD for almost six years, according to her LinkedIn profile.