HOUSTON – “A former Memorial Middle School teacher accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old student was released from jail on Friday after posting a reduced bond.
Kathryn Camille Murray, 28, was arrested and charged with sexual assault of a child on Thursday.
According to the probable cause affidavit, Murray, an eighth-grade language arts teacher, assaulted the boy at his home on February 11, 2012, while his parents were away.
The victim’s 12-year-old brother told investigators that after his parents left that night, his brother asked if it was OK for Ms. Murray to come over.
The 12-year-old said around 11:50 p.m., he pushed open the door to his brother’s room and saw a tan bra and a used condom on the floor.
The boy said he saw his brother in bed under the covers, and noticed the outline of a second person in there with him.
He said his brother told the other person to say hi to him, and when she responded with “Hola,” he recognized the voice as that of Ms. Murray from Memorial Middle School.
Around 12:30 a.m., the 12-year-old said Murray left his house, saying “Adios” to him on the way out.
On February 20, the victim told his mother that he’d had sex with the teacher at their house. Later that day, the victim was interviewed by police.
Investigators said the victim told them that he was in love with Ms. Murray.
Police also interviewed another teacher at Memorial Middle School, who said she’d seen the victim in Murray’s classroom after school as late as 5:30 p.m. She also said the victim told her on February 9 that he was in love with Ms. Murray, and that they had kissed in her classroom.
Once school officials were notified about the allegations, they fired Murray.
She was arrested late in the afternoon of February 23.
In probable cause court that night, the judge strictly forbade Murray, who is married but recently separated from her husband, from any contact with the victim.” –Southeast Texas Today
“The boy admitted having sex with Murray in his bedroom on February 11, saying that he was “wearing his pajamas and…pulled up the skirt” that Murray was wearing.” –The Smoking Gun