The middle school teacher charged with continual sexual abuse of one of her students pleaded guilty Wednesday morning.
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Alexandria Vera, who taught at Aldine ISD's Stovall Middle School, had allegedly been impregnated by her 13-year-old student, whom she had apparently been sleeping with long-term. (She allegedly got an abortion.)
Vera, 24, will now face up to 30 years in prison as part of a plea deal worked out with prosecutors; the charge allowed for a maximum sentence of life in prison otherwise, the Houston Chronicle first reported.
According to the Chronicle, Vera also is eligible for deferred adjudication under the plea deal, which is a form of probation that can sometimes last as long as ten years. If it's successfully completed, a person's criminal record is wiped clean.
Vera agreed to be sentenced by Judge Michael McSpadden, in a hearing that will likely take place in January.