Spring Branch ISD teacher accused of sex with student appears in court

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on February 24, 2012 at 10:57 AM

Updated Friday, Feb 24 at 11:26 AM

HOUSTON -- The Spring Branch ISD middle school teacher charged with sexually assaulting an eighth- grade male student appeared before a Harris County judge. Kathryn Camille Murray appeared in probable cause court to hear charges read for sexual assault of a child overnight.

A fellow faculty member at Memorial Middle School reported the alleged relationship between Murray and the boy to the principal on February 13. The school relieved Murray of duty shortly afterward.
After an investigation, the district alerted Child Protective Services, the Spring Branch ISD Police Department and the Texas Board for Educator Certification about the accusations.
Charges of sexual assault of a child were filed against Murray Thursday and she was arrested several hours later.
The judge ordered her to stay away at least 250 feet away from the victim’s home or anywhere else he may be.
“Do not stalk that person. Do not commit any acts inferred as stalking,” the judge said. “Do not communicate directly with that person in a threatening manner or harassing manner. Form inside the jail or from outside the jail.”
Murray’s bond was set at $250,000.

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