A Texas woman behind bars for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old boy was a substitute teacher who possibly taught in his class.
Amanda Sotelo, 35, claims that she had a months-long affair with the boy and that she’s pregnant with his child, according to KSAT.
The mother of the teen learned about her son’s alleged weekly trysts with Sotelo and notified the Bexar County sheriff’s department and school district, NBC News said.
Authorities locked up Sotelo on Nov. 1 and charged her with indecency with a child. The Southwest Independent School District, which covers part of San Antonio, fired Sotelo the same day, according to Fox 29.
A spokesperson for the school district said that Sotelo perhaps once worked in the boy’s classroom, KSAT said.
Sotelo met the boy in March or April through her daughter, who occasionally brought him over to their Von Ormy home, according to an affidavit.
They bonded “because they were both going through problems,” according to the affidavit, and “it wasn’t until the end of this last school year that they began having a sexual relationship ‘like grown ups.'”
In September, Sotelo went to an emergency room where she learned that she’s pregnant. Although she’s married, she says her husband couldn’t be the father because he had a vasectomy, the affidavit said.
Sotelo claims she loves the boy and that he loves her too.
She was jailed on $75,000 bond.