Cops: Sex With Teen Was OK, Topless Photos Weren't
Math tutor texted girl: 'I want to poke you with my Robin'
By Luke Roney,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 2, 2016 7:56 AM CDT
Aldo Leiva   (Harris County Sheriff's Office)

(Newser) – A 51-year-old math tutor in Houston is facing criminal charges stemming from his alleged sexual relationship with a 17-year-old high school student. But it's not the physical contact that has Aldo Leiva looking at up to 20 years in prison. At issue are the topless images that police say the student sent to Leiva at his urging, according to Courthouse News Service. In Texas, the age of consent is 17. However, the Houston Chronicle reports, "different laws that govern explicit photographs mean Leiva is facing up to 20 years in prison for lewd photos that the two exchanged with their smartphones." "We entrust our educators with the care of all children, and that includes 17-year-olds," says an assistant district attorney. A state district judge on Tuesday signed an order barring Leiva from contacting the girl.

But his attorney tells the Chronicle that he would seek to have that reversed. "She's indicated to me that she wants to continue to have contact with him," the attorney says. The relationship was discovered when the teen's mother found images of her daughter kissing an older man on a cellphone, according to charging documents. A school district police officer says the teen told him she began dating Leiva in 2015 and confirmed sexual contact between the two. Leiva reportedly claimed to be the girl's "mentor/teacher/friend/listener." Phone records show that the couple had lewd text conversations. (In one, Leiva, who called himself Batman and his penis Robin, writes, "I want to poke you with my Robin.") Also, at least three pictures on Leiva's phone depict the teen in various states of undress. (This teacher allegedly had sex with her 13-year-old student daily for nine months.)
 

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