Julie Ann Moore: Another Texas Teacher Snared in Student Sex Scandal
Julie Ann Moore: There might be as many as three 15-year-old victims.
An Amarillo elementary school teacher is currently out on bond and has been charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy in the back seat of her car during the halftime of a high school football game.
According to an arrest affidavit summarized in the Amarillo Globe-News, 34-year-old Julie Ann Moore approached the boy in the parking lot of Amarillo ISD's Dick Bivins Stadium and asked him if he "wanted to see something she had in her car." The boy later told police that she opened the glove box and showed him a box of condoms.
The boy said in the extremely detailed complaint that the two of them drove around the back of a nearby apartment complex, where she parked the car and they began making out in the rear seat.
The complaint further states that she removed her clothes first, and then his, and then Moore subjected the boy to a sexual assault lasting, by the boy's estimation, for ten or 15 minutes. The complaint then goes on to state that the pair were back in their seats for the second-half kickoff. (According to UIL rules, the maximum length for a half-time is 28 minutes, though many choose to set it at 24 minutes.)
A total of three 15-year-old boys were mentioned in the complaint, some of which was compiled by Texas Rangers, who investigated Moore for a month. The teacher is also accused of texting a 15-year-old boy 100 times, with about half of these texts being "extremely sexually explicit," according to the affidavit. In one such, she allegedly offered the boy oral sex. This same boy told investigators that he suspected that one of his 15-year-old friends had also been assaulted by Moore, though that child has apparently not yet made an outcry about his ordeal.
Moore turned herself in to police last Tuesday and faces a charge of sexual assault of a child, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison. Under the conditions of her bond, the married Moore is also barred from being around any children other than her own.
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