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Texas girls basketball coach accused of having sex with 5 students (Guilty as sin)
The Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | Posted May 16, 2011 at 3:18 p.m., updated May 16, 2011 at 7:35 p.m | AP Staff

Posted on 05/16/2011 9:30:17 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative

ARLINGTON — A suburban North Texas high school teacher has been accused of having sex with five 18-year-old students at her home and was released on bond Monday.

Brittni Nicole Colleps, an English teacher at Kennedale High School, is charged with five counts of having an inappropriate relationship between a student and teacher — a second-degree felony. It is a criminal offense for teachers to have sex with a primary or secondary school student, no matter the student’s age. A conviction carries a penalty of anywhere from two years to 20 years in prison per count.

The Arlington woman was booked into the city jail after turning herself in Monday morning and posted a $125,000 bond for her release that afternoon, police spokeswoman Tiara Ellis Richard told The Associated Press.

A telephone message left at Colleps’ home was not returned.

Authorities allege Colleps, 27, had sex with the students at her home over the past two months. Arlington authorities began investigating the allegations after hearing about them from school staff and Kennedale police on May 11.

During the investigation, Arlington detectives learned that Colleps and students had exchanged text messages that included sexually explicit pictures, Richard said. Students also told detectives of having sex at the teacher’s home.

Kennedale school Superintendent Gary Dugger told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that school officials learned about it Tuesday night and by Wednesday afternoon had gone to police.

Tarrant County records show Colleps has been married for seven years, the Star-Telegram reported.

Aside from being a first-year English teacher, Colleps coached the freshman girls’ basketball team.

She was placed on paid administrative leave until the end of the school year, said Mike Leasor, attorney for the Kennedale school system. Colleps had resigned her teaching contract in April, before the scandal came to light, Leasor said.

Kennedale is a town of about 7,300 residents near Arlington eight miles southeast of Fort Worth. The high school has about 3,200 students.


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I also saw an article and vidoe from KDFW Fox in DFW. She had 5 students at home for one party.

1 posted on 05/16/2011 9:30:19 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative

Yeesh!


2 posted on 05/16/2011 9:34:20 PM PDT by Washi
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To: Paleo Conservative

Yes, guilty as charged!


3 posted on 05/16/2011 9:34:37 PM PDT by Dogbert41
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To: Paleo Conservative

Yes, guilty as charged!


4 posted on 05/16/2011 9:34:44 PM PDT by Dogbert41
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To: Paleo Conservative

5 posted on 05/16/2011 9:35:40 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Guilty or not guilty?
We need a professional opinion.
Laz —— Where are you?


6 posted on 05/16/2011 9:35:55 PM PDT by TaMoDee (GO PACK GO to Super Bowl XLVI)
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To: Paleo Conservative

The story doesn’t specify whether the students were boys or girls. I suspect it’s the latter.


7 posted on 05/16/2011 9:36:27 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Paleo Conservative

Idiot.


8 posted on 05/16/2011 9:37:58 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: Paleo Conservative; Perdogg; Impy; fieldmarshaldj

I might have to consider crossing the street before experiencing that.

Y U C K ! ! !


9 posted on 05/16/2011 9:38:44 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Some men DO just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Guilty!

In college I dated a girl that was on the women’s softball team. Half the girls on the team liked to munch on carpet. I was surprised that she didn’t feel uncomfortable in the showers with them (they had made passes at her) but she didn’t think anything of it. Proves two points to me, (1) women are definitely different than men and (2) the stereo type that women’s sports is populated by lesbians is true. Also, older lesbians like this target these girls and work at recruiting new “members”, same thing is going on in the girl scouts who long ago got rid of the “no homo” requirement for troop leaders.


10 posted on 05/16/2011 9:40:23 PM PDT by trapped_in_LA
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To: SuziQ

My first thought as well.

After seeing “coach”, I’d bet the farm on it.


11 posted on 05/16/2011 9:40:57 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Some men DO just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Paleo Conservative
Kennedale is a town of about 7,300 residents near Arlington eight miles southeast of Fort Worth. The high school has about 3,200 students.

Is there anything more annoying than sloppy journalism?

12 posted on 05/16/2011 9:41:28 PM PDT by SeeSharp
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To: Paleo Conservative

She doesn’t look like an English teacher. She looks like a meth-head.


13 posted on 05/16/2011 9:44:52 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. *4192*)
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To: Paleo Conservative

When I saw the picture the first thought I had was that it must have been a school for the blind.


14 posted on 05/16/2011 9:48:55 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (2012, NO MORE LIES!)
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To: trapped_in_LA

Absolutely Disgusting


15 posted on 05/16/2011 9:49:00 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("...; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,... "Hosea 4:6)
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To: trapped_in_LA
same thing is going on in the girl scouts who long ago got rid of the “no homo” requirement for troop leaders.

Yeah, I had to have a talk with our daughter before her first summer camp as a Girl Scout. Hated to have to do that when she was only 12, but I thought it was necessary.

16 posted on 05/16/2011 9:49:21 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Paleo Conservative

That’s why so much funding goes to public schools, Title IX, and the like.


17 posted on 05/16/2011 9:51:34 PM PDT by familyop ("Don't worry, they'll row for a month before they figure out I'm fakin' it." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: Paleo Conservative

Not sure why it is a “felony” to have sex with someone of age. While it is a breach of trust between teacher and studant, can someone explain why this if a felony?


18 posted on 05/16/2011 9:52:05 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: SuziQ
The story doesn’t specify whether the students were boys or girls. I suspect it’s the latter.

Go to the linke to the Fox story from KDFW. It was 5 male students.

She is accused of having improper relationships with five male Kennedale High School students, who are all 18 years old or older. However, it is against the law for teachers to have sex with students, no matter what their ages.

http://www.myfoxdfw.com/dpp/news/051611-North-Texas-Teacher-Arrested-in-Sexting-Pic-Scandal


19 posted on 05/16/2011 9:53:07 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Deagle
Not sure why it is a “felony” to have sex with someone of age. While it is a breach of trust between teacher and studant, can someone explain why this if a felony?

Regardless of age, in Texas it is illegal for a teacher to have sex with a primary or secondary student.

20 posted on 05/16/2011 9:54:59 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: SeeSharp

The school could have students from a number of towns. That’s the way we do it here.


21 posted on 05/16/2011 9:56:22 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Ah, did not know that. It does sound like that is an unconstitutional law though. Not sure you can make it legal to have sex with an 18 year old but not if you are a teacher.

Sounds very likely to be overturned to me...

Strange Texas law - and I’m in Texas.


22 posted on 05/16/2011 9:58:21 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: Deagle

Well it’s also illegal for brothers and sisters to have sex regardless of age. Should that restriction also be repealed?


23 posted on 05/16/2011 10:00:22 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Deagle

It has something to do with “power”. If someone is in a position of authority, in govt., then it’s illegal, regardless of age. Sounds a bit silly to me too.


24 posted on 05/16/2011 10:02:37 PM PDT by Sporke (USS-Iowa BB-61)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Really? Comparing genetic relationships with casual relationships and you concur?


25 posted on 05/16/2011 10:03:12 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: Sporke

Well, at least you have a reasonable reason... I doubt that it would stand up to the Supreme Court though. Way too tenuous, especially if she was not actually teaching them.

Actually, this would be a problem for professors in college if this stood. Seems to be rather problematic there...heh.


26 posted on 05/16/2011 10:06:20 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: Deagle

It is a felony because the legislature made it a felony. That is all the law means, ie it was passed by a legislature.

Now I understand your point, but consider the continuum:

1. A person has sex with an 18 year old they have no relationship with.

2. A person has sex with an 18 year old employee.

3. A teacher has sex with an 18 year old student.

4. A prison guard has sex with an 18 year old prisoner.

To me 4 is clearly a coercive situation and 1 is no one’s business but the parties involved. So the question is should 2 or 3 be a be a crime?


27 posted on 05/16/2011 10:09:29 PM PDT by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress)
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To: Deagle
Really? Comparing genetic relationships with casual relationships and you concur?

There are and should be more taboos about sex than just age, orientation, and incest.

She also committed adultry. I think no fault divorce should only be allowed when both parties agree to it. I think her husband should divorce her on grounds of adultry.

28 posted on 05/16/2011 10:09:40 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative

29 posted on 05/16/2011 10:09:47 PM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: Paleo Conservative

Yikes, why would they hire a really ugly man for that job??


30 posted on 05/16/2011 10:11:05 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

These people are put into positions of public trust and authority and they abuse it.

They should be shot.


31 posted on 05/16/2011 10:11:52 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: trapped_in_LA

I beg to differ that girls are different than boys regarding sharing the locker room showers with homosexuals who make passes at them. I might have quit the team if that had happened to me. As I was on the track team at a fairly conservative Baptist college the chances of that happening were slim to none.

IMO certain sports have higher numbers of lesbians in them than others. Softball would be high on the list while gymnastics would be at the bottom.


32 posted on 05/16/2011 10:13:18 PM PDT by Spudx7
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To: Paleo Conservative

While her photo says guilty, the charges are false and should be dropped, 5 eighteen year old students means she may be ugly and she may be stupid but the are legal age and the charages should not have even been filed.


33 posted on 05/16/2011 10:13:21 PM PDT by stockpirate (Republicans that vote for socialism, support socialists are socialists.)
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To: Deagle
Actually, this would be a problem for professors in college if this stood. Seems to be rather problematic there...heh.

It is a problem even if it isn't covered by this law. College and university faculty can be fired even if tenured for having sexual relationships with students in their classes.

34 posted on 05/16/2011 10:13:24 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: stockpirate
While her photo says guilty, the charges are false and should be dropped, 5 eighteen year old students means she may be ugly and she may be stupid but the are legal age and the charages should not have even been filed.

They may be of legal age, but it violates Texas law for a teacher to have sex with any primary or secondary student, especially a student from the same school at which the teacher works. There are more restrictions on sex than just age of consent. I can't believe I have to explain this on a conservative website!

35 posted on 05/16/2011 10:16:44 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative

Another lesbian high school coach considering your daughters part of her sexual menu.

All male and female sex offenders that are known 100% guilty ought to be dispatched with one shot to the head. Tired of this bullsh1t. Tired of teachers treating students as their sexual gratification playtoys.


36 posted on 05/16/2011 10:16:44 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: GeronL
They should be shot.

They should be dieselboarded first.

37 posted on 05/16/2011 10:18:30 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: JLS

None of your examples should be a crime. Of course the legislature of a State can make it a crime, but it does have to meet Constitutional merits which I don’t think they do.

Making sex a felony under specific circumstances but not regarding age or power seems to be arbitrary to me and simply up to the particular State. That alone should make you think about it.

It is only a felony (if State law says so) until someone brings the case to the Supreme Court and it is overturned (Unfortunately way too many laws have to go that route to be overturned). That is our system, slow but eventually seems to work things out accurately (usually)...

Logic does seem to me that any felony should pertain to an action - not an action if...

Of course I could and am often wrong, but logic would seem to support me...


38 posted on 05/16/2011 10:19:11 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: Paleo Conservative

Ah... BIG difference between a felony and firing for improper action! For that I would agree...


39 posted on 05/16/2011 10:20:59 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: Deagle

Perhaps you would be more comfortable posting your opinions on DU.


40 posted on 05/16/2011 10:21:21 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative

No excuse for that statement! I am talking law and penalities...you are talking bullshit!


41 posted on 05/16/2011 10:22:12 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: Deagle

In the article they state the law says they made it a felony for any teacher to have sex with a primary or secondary student regardless of age.

Several reasons probably why. The first sex acts may start when the kid isn’t 18. Second because it’s a felony the school district will be able to fire the teacher and prevent them from doing this to other students than if it’s only a misdemeanor. Further it would diminish the seriousness / punitive nature of this crime if it were just a misdemeanor. There is a power/authority thing here whether or not its consentual. We don’t let kids under the age marry just because they love each other and both would want to. We don’t let people kill each other even if one of them wants to die. Consent is irrelevant.


42 posted on 05/16/2011 10:23:14 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

With the moustache being a sentencing enhancement.

No parole. No early release for good behavior.


43 posted on 05/16/2011 10:23:43 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad ((((( )))))
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To: Secret Agent Man

Don’t bother using logic or quoting law. He’s a libertarian.


44 posted on 05/16/2011 10:26:25 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: stockpirate

I agree..the players were consenting adults. She coached the freshman team, so it’s not like they were her players. Heck, if they were 18 year old freshmen they’ve got bigger problems than getting shagged by some dumpy broad.

eh, maybe she was their English teacher...probably had them reading some of that Emily Dickinson poetry. That stuff can really angry up the blood.


45 posted on 05/16/2011 10:27:15 PM PDT by Skip Ripley
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To: Secret Agent Man

Understandable if the student is under age 18 - in this case, they say all students are over 18 - no felony.

She should be fired for both your reasons and simply for the good of the school, that is not what I am saying. I simply disagree that it is a felony and should be prosecuted as such.


46 posted on 05/16/2011 10:28:01 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: Deagle

Interesting that you would not make sex between a prison guard and their prisoner a crime. I certainly would not make my examples 1 nor 2 a crime. And I tend to agree with you about 3, the teacher and of age students.

But alas the courts tend to defer to the legislature and those who want to control others have found that majorities often are willing to support laws against sex they do not like. Or maybe I should say courts tend to defer to legislatures except when groups who vote Dim come before them and the higher percentage of the group that votes Dim, the more likely they will have special exceptions to the law carved out for them.

And the courts are all over on issues like this. Sodomy laws are unconstitutional, but I bet laws like the one we are discussing have a shot a being upheld.


47 posted on 05/16/2011 10:32:09 PM PDT by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress)
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To: trapped_in_LA

I don’t know what to think of your statement about lesbians dominating sports.....I hope its not true but I’m very nieve, thank God....


48 posted on 05/16/2011 10:32:23 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Paleo Conservative

I would hit it! With a baseball bat!


49 posted on 05/16/2011 10:34:03 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: Sporke
It has something to do with “power”. If someone is in a position of authority, in govt., then it’s illegal, regardless of age. Sounds a bit silly to me too.

Unless your name is William Jefferson Blythe Clinton. Then it's OK and "no one's business". Most corporations have rules against that sort of thing as well. It's bad for morale, of everyone else that is. The military has similar regulations. To the point that if a couple is "involved" and one becomes an officer, there is a time limit for them to either get married, or break it off. Most chose to get married.

50 posted on 05/16/2011 10:34:51 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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