A doe-eyed cheerleading coach was sentenced to six years behind bars from a Texas judge for confessing to a sexual relationship with a 15 year old boy while she was pregnant.
27-year-old Katherine Ruth Harper was arrested in March 2017 when police caught wind of an ongoing sexual relationship with one of her students. Multiple sexual encounters took place in Harper’s home in Fort Worth, and some even occurred in the boy’s parents’ residence in Trophy Club, Texas, in 2016.
According to the Denton County District Attorney’s Office Harper plead guilty and the court handed down a sentence of six years to be served in a state prison. Upon her release, the now former coach will be required to register as a sex offender and will be on probation for an additional ten years.
John M. Tidwell Middle School staff had suspicions arise when they received tips about Harper exchanging steamy nude photos with the underage boy. The student was then questioned and reportedly began to burst into tears, confessing to the whole sorted affair.
Investigators learned that Harper would ply the boy with alcohol before stripping down together in his house in Trophy Club, according to Fox4 DFW. “One thing led to another and she told me to ‘put it in’ and I did,” the boy reportedly admitted.
The police searched the boy’s phone finding 76 improper communications with Harper.
Harper is married and became pregnant during the time she was sleeping with her student. According to court records, it is still foggy who fathered the child.
The woman is currently 8 months pregnant and will remain free on a $15,000 bond until she is ordered to begin her sentence.