A former Fort Bend ISD elementary school teacher and band instructor was sentenced to 30 years in prison for sexually abusing a child, according to the Fort Bend County District Attorney's office.
Kenyan Rodgers, 45, pleaded guilty to Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Young Child. He also received a 25-year prison sentence in Harris County for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child involving the same child. The sentences will run concurrently.
Under Texas law, the defendant will not be eligible for release for 30 years.
According to prosecutors, evidence revealed that Rodgers had engaged in repeated sexual contact with the child at an elementary school between 2012 and 2013.
The crime was discovered in July 2013 when Rodgers was found in a vehicle with the child at a band camp at Texas Southern University. Police were contacted immediately, and the resulting investigation uncovered abuse that had been occurring for more than a year.
Prosecutors are praising the child victim for standing up for herself and telling authorities what happened.