Angela Comer, 26, was arrested Tuesday night in Nuevo Laredo by Mexican authorities and the 14-year-old boy reported missing by his family was located in Mexico as well.
A 14-year-old boy reported missing by his family was located in Mexico this week with his former teacher.
The teacher, Angela Comer, 26, was arrested Tuesday night in Nuevo Laredo by Mexican authorities, according to a statement from the FBI.
Authorities in Kentucky were investigating whether the two had a sexual relationship.
Stephens said Comer had been charged in November with unlawful transaction with a minor, a misdemeanor, for trying the coax the boy into disobeying his grandmother. Stephens said Comer and the boy communicated by e-mail.
The grandmother “was just trying to put a barricade up between the juvenile” and Comer, Stephens said.
The e-mails are being used by authorities in the investigation into whether Comer and the youth had an illegal sexual relationship, Stephens said.
Ex-Teacher Arrested in Mexico With Teen
TOMPKINSVILLE, Ky. – A former teacher was charged with taking a 14-year-old student to Mexico after the two were found at a hotel near the Texas border, the FBI said.
Mexican authorities found Angela Comer, 26, on Tuesday night in Nuevo Laredo. The teenager’s grandmother had reported him missing Saturday.
KVIA ABC 7 is reporting the following:
The F-B-I says 26-year-old Angela Comer was arrested last night in Nuevo Laredo by Mexican authorities. The former math teacher has been charged with custodial interference and faces a federal charge of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.
Teacher and Teen Located in Mexico
Betty Carter York says: “I’ve thought about that. I just think I’ll probably say to him, ‘We’re going to get you some help.”
She wants her grandson to know that she loves him and is grateful he’s alive. He was found at a motel in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico
Monroe County Attorney, Wes Stephens, says: “The defendant was a school teacher and she was trained to raise and protect the children. And she’s violated that trust. We have evidence that it was ongoing while she was a teacher. And I don’t think there is any action that would be severe enough for the actions she’s taken.”
Comer and the victim’s sexual relationship goes back to June of 2004.
Stephens says: “It’s in a gray area because of the age of the juvenile. If he was 12 or under there would automatically be. But because he’s between 12-16 there will probably be some rape 3rd degree charges.
To make matters worse than they already are for Angela Comer, she made the mistake of crossing international borders.
Since Comer and the boy crossed the United States border she will face stiffer penalties for charges of kidnapping and custodial interference. She will be extradited back to Tompkinsville as soon as police get the paperwork completed.