Former Humble ISD dance director accused of having sex with student appears in court

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by Kevin Reece/ KHOU 11 News

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Posted on March 7, 2013 at 7:47 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 7 at 8:00 PM

HOUSTON—The former Humble High School dance teacher accused of having a lengthy sexual relationship with a female student made her first court appearance in Houston Wednesday morning.

Amanda Michelle Feenstra, 30, was released on bail, but ordered to have no contact with her alleged victim, no contact with any children under the age of 17 and banned from possessing any devices that access the internet.

Prosecutors allege that Feenstra maintained a sexual relationship with a member of her high school dance team starting in 2010.

The girl, now 20, says she eventually revealed the relationship because the former teacher would not let her break it off and continued to stalk her after she graduated.

“My understanding is the reason this eventually came to light is she did feel like she was being harassed after the relationship ended and so ended up confiding in an adult and that was brought to the attention of the police,” said Assistant District Attorney Lacy Johnson.

Feenstra resigned from Humble ISD in 2011 and became the dance director at Dayton High School in Liberty County. The Liberty High School principal told KHOU 11 News on Wednesday that Feenstra resigned last December, but that Liberty ISD was unaware there was a criminal case developing against her.

The former dance teacher is free on bail until her next court date in April.

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