A 33-year-old history teacher at Dueitt Middle School in the Spring school district faces criminal charges after prosecutors accused her having had a sexual relationship with one of her students.
Alison Mosbeck is charged with three cases of sexual assault of a child and one case of an improper relationship between an educator and a student, said Harris County Assistant District Attorney Denise Oncken. She was arrested Friday.
She was in court Monday and ordered to have no contact with children 17 and younger, court staff said. She is free on $80,000 bail. Her next court date is scheduled for Nov. 29, court records show.
Mosbeck, who has been with the school district since 2005, resigned Monday. She's been on paid administrative leave since the district received the complaint the week of Oct. 8.
The mother of one of the students' friends saw text messages on the student's cellphone from Mosbeck, Oncken said, and alerted authorities.
If convicted, Mosbeck, a mother of two children, faces a possible sentence ranging from two years to 20 years for each case, Oncken said. She also is eligible for probation, Oncken added.
"At this point in the investigation," said Robert Scardino, Mosbeck's attorney, "there is a presumption of innocence and we'll have to see what the facts reveal."
Oncken said Mosbeck allegedly had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old student between fall 2006 and March 2007. They had intercourse at least three times, prosecutors said.
"We certainly don't want to put any of our children in harm's way," Spring ISD spokeswoman Regina Curry said . "We take matters like this very seriously."