Ex-Alvin ISD teacher gets prison for sex with 7th-grader
ANGLETON — A former junior high school teacher has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after admitting that he had a sexual relationship with a male seventh-grader.
Brian Edward Cody, 31, of Port Lavaca, was a social studies teacher at Manvel Junior High School until he was fired in the wake of his charges. He pleaded guilty Thursday to aggravated sexual assault of a child and improper educator-student contact.
The alleged victim was a seventh-grade student at the school and a plea bargain spared the child from having to testify, Brazoria County District Attorney Jeri Yenne said.
"We consulted with the victims and they were comfortable with the resolution," Yenne said.
Cody's attorney, David Cunningham of Houston, did not return calls to his office or cell phone Thursday afternoon, The Facts newspaper of Clute reported in today's editions.
The school is 20 miles south of Houston in the Alvin Independent School District. According to court documents, the two charges stem from a Nov. 16, 2006, incident involving a sex act with a male student younger than 14. District spokeswoman Shirley Brothers has said that district officials learned from the boy's parents that Cody was having an improper relationship with their son.
Aggravated sexual assault of a child carries a possible prison sentence of five years to life and a $10,000 fine, while improper educator-student relationship is punishable by two to 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/hotstories/5466013.html