Boy, 14, Blackmails Teacher Over Sex
Thao 'Sandy' Doan, 27, paid nearly $28K to keep their trysts secret, cops say
By Linda Hervieux,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 25, 2017 9:11 AM CST
Thao "Sandy" Doan was charged with sexual assault of a 14-year-old boy.   (Dallas County Sheriff's Department)

(Newser) – A Texas middle school teacher was charged with having sex with one of her students, who then blackmailed her into paying him nearly $28,000 to keep quiet about their trysts. Thao "Sandy" Doan, 27, a teacher at Raul Quintanilla Sr. Middle School in Dallas, allegedly admitted having sex several times with the 14-year-old boy beginning in 2015, the Dallas Morning News reports. She was arrested on Friday and charged with sexual assault. The affair came to light this month after the boy's mother told the school's principal that she had found inappropriate text messages from Doan on her son's phone—as well as cash. The mom told CBS Local she assumed her son was dealing drugs, not sleeping with the teacher.

The texts show the teen asking for money and Doan denying that she had any, per the Morning News. The teen threatened to reveal their affair, sending one SMS that read: "Anit [expletive] watch ima start getting the pics and everything ready ... to show the cops right I anit playing." Doan, who is also a soccer and cross-country coach, says in an affidavit that she and the boy exchanged messages via Instagram and Kik before having sex for the first time in a park in summer 2015. In January 2016 she began getting texts from different numbers threatening to tell the cops if she didn't pay up. The boy's mom told Fox4 the affair "really turned my son into another person that he wasn't." (A teen who impregnated a teacher got a $6 million settlement.)

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