A teacher has been sentenced to a year in jail for sleeping with a 15-year-old student.
A court heard that Kathryn Camille Murray, 31, had planned to run away to Mexico from the U.S. with the underage boy before she was caught.
She pleaded guilty to one count of improper relations with a student and one count of sexual assault of a child.
The relationship began in February 2012 when English teacher Murray, who is still married, was tutoring the Spanish-speaking teen and the two went on to have 'repeated' sexual encounters.
On one occasion, Murray collected him from a school dance after his dad dropped him off and took him to a hotel where they had sex for two hours.
The couple were caught the following night by the teen's younger brother who found them in bed at the family home while their parents were away. Murray was fired that month.
Police then discovered that the two had sex in a classroom at least twice and that prior to her arrest, Murray had closed her bank account and planned to skip the border to Mexico.
Despite being barred from seeing the teen by a judge, the affair continued.
In January 2013, Murray was arrested again when she was found with the teen at her father's home. When police showed up at the house, the then 16-year-old tried to escape through the back door.
She was charged with harbouring a runaway and her bail bond was revoked.
Murray attended Memorial Middle and High School and had been working in the Spring Branch district of Houston, Texas, for the previous three years as a language arts teacher.
The teenage boy insists he is in love with the teacher, but his mother told local news: " We are not good, we are very hurt. My son is really confused, hurt. We working with him very closely but he's not good, not good at all."
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