Ex-Texas Teacher Sentenced for 60 Days after Sexually Abusing Students for 3 Years


An ex-teacher from Texas was sentenced to 60 days imprisonment for sexually assaulting his student over three years. The incident began when he turned 13.

Marka Bodine, who was a sixth-grade teacher, won’t have to start serving time until next season because she just had her baby, a judge ruled.

Bodine’s lawyer said that the father of the infant is not the son.

The 32-year-old woman had pleaded guilty earlier this year to aggravated sexual abuse of a child under 14. She was sentenced Tuesday. Bodine was also given 10 years probation by George Glass, Harris County Judge. She must also register for life as an sex offender, and undergo therapy.

Investigators were told by the boy that Bodine had become friends with him through an online game and then sent him texts. He told authorities that they began to have sex after he turned 13 and exchanged explicit images. 

Parents and Prosecutors expressed their frustration at the light sentence.

Jennifer Kratky’s daughter was in Bodine’s class at Tomball Intermediate School, Houston.

“To find out that she was only given 60 days, it’s unbelievable,”She said. “And I think our community deserves answers for why that sentence was decided.”


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