Teacher’s Assistant, 51, Sexually Abused Student To Turn Him Straight: Police


A disgraced teaching assistant who is accused of sexually abusing a teenage student on four occasions may have been trying to turn him straight, according to statements she made to police and the victim.

Tedria Fluellen, 51, is accused of abusing a 16-year-old boy for more than a year, beginning when he was a student at Worthington High School in Houston, Texas. The age of consent in Texas is 17.

The unnamed victim said he attended the same church as Fluellen, adding that he would sometimes go to her house and help her get things out of her storage unit, according to court documents.

The victim said Fluellen told him, “You don’t have to be gay,” before making a sexual advancement last year, KHOU 11 reported.

She later told police the boy called her “momma.”

Court documents alleged that Fluellen had sex with the victim at least four times at the victim’s home, Fluellen’s public storage unit, her home, and the high school.

The victim told police that one of the incidents occurred while his grandmother was out of town.

He said Fluellen “fixed his cousin a drink with champagne and told the (victim) ‘it’s going to knock him out,’ ” according to court documents.

The teen told investigators that the drink contained Sprite, Coca Cola, champagne and an unknown medication.

The victim’s grandmother reportedly notified authorities about the alleged abuse after she checked her grandson’s cellphone after she felt something was wrong. She called 911 after she found graphic sexual text messages between Fluellen and her grandson.

Court documents indicate that Fluellen accused the boy of being gay, although it is unclear how he identified.

Fluellen told investigators that told the victim that another student was trying to “turn him out.”

When investigators asked Fluellen if she’d had sex with the victim, she “stalled” before confessing that she had in her storage unit.

Fluellen appeared before a judge on Friday. She was booked at the Harris County Jail and her bond was set at $40,000.

The Houston Independent School District has said they are “cooperating fully with the Harris County District Attorney’s office”.

“Keeping our students and campuses safe so that productive instruction can take place remains the district’s top priority,” the statement said.


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