Teacher Faces Child Sex Charges over Relationship with Student

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SPRING, Texas — A middle school history teacher has resigned after being accused of having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old student.

Alison Mosbeck, 33, was arrested Friday and charged with three counts of sexual assault of a child and one count of an improper relationship between an educator and a student.

Denise Oncken, assistant district attorney for Harris County, said the mother of one of the students' friends contacted police after she saw text messages on the student's cell phone from Mosbeck.

Mosbeck, who is free on $80,000 bail, was ordered Monday not to have contact with children 17 and younger.

She had been on paid leave from Dueitt Middle School since the district in suburban Houston received the complaint in early October.

"At this point in the investigation there is a presumption of innocence and we'll have to see what the facts reveal," said Robert Scardino, Mosbeck's attorney.

Oncken said Mosbeck, a mother of two children, faces punishment ranging from probation to 20 years in prison on each count if she is convicted.

Prosecutors say Mosbeck allegedly had a sexual relationship with the student between fall 2006 and March 2007, including intercourse at least three times.