Marka Bodine, a 32 year old teacher has admitted having sex with a 13-year-old boy in her classroom.
Marka Bodine, who is former Tomball Independent School District teacher, will be jailed for just 60 days for sexually abusing the boy – but her sentence has been delayed because she has just had a baby.
Prosecutors said they asked the judge for a 20 to 40-year sentence.
How it all began
According to an affidavit obtained by local NBC affiliate KPRC,Marka Bodine, allegedly began grooming the boy when he was 12 years old by playing an online video game with him.
That allegedly led to texting and the texting led to the sharing of explicit images.
The police affidavit, citing the student, said that this relationship culminated in the two having sex just after the boy turned 13.
The court document also says that the abusive relationship carried on for some three or so years. Bodine allegedly divorced her husband amidst the alleged abuse and then moved into the apartment complex where her former student lived. Police said the child also told investigators that he and his onetime teacher had sex in her classroom and in her car on multiple occasions.
“Most of the investigation indicates it’s been about two and a half to three years,” Bert added. “Both social media, text, and other forms of evidence. And it does appear that this is one of those cases where grooming of the child was involved, in other words, getting the person to be feel trusted initially. Our big concern from the police department right now is to ensure that we have all the evidence of this case, but to ensure that there’s no other children involved.”
Bodine was arrested and charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child.
She was released from jail after posting a $100,000 bond, and ordered to stay away from her victim.