Texas teacher, 43, had a four-year sexual relationship with her student from the age of 15, leaving him to say she was in love
- Math teacher Misty Lorene Cato, 43, reportedly started a long-term sexual relationship with a college student when he was 15 years old
- The alleged victim was enrolled in the Azle Independent School District, near Fort Worth, Texas
- Police confiscated a voicemail Cato allegedly left for her victim, saying she had loved him for years
- Cato was arrested by the Parker County Sheriff’s Office and given administrative leave from the school district
A female teacher reportedly had a four-year sexual relationship with one of her students, which began when he was only 15, and sent him voicemail declaring her love for him.
Misty Lorene Cato, 43, a fifth-grade math teacher at Springtown Intermediate School, admitted to police that she had sex with the underage victim multiple times in multiple counties, according to the Parker County Sheriff’s Office.
She left him a voice message, which was seized by detectives on Friday before her arrest she loved him for years and “when she sees him again she wants to be with him again,” the sheriff’s office said.
The victim said the sexual abuse began in Azle, Texas, when he was 15 years old, the Parker County Sheriff’s office said.
At the time, he was enrolled in the Azle Independent School District, which is about 30 minutes outside of Fort Worth.
Misty Lorene Cato, 43, who is currently a math teacher at Springtown Intermediate School in North Texas, has been accused of having sexual relations with a college student for years, starting when he was 15 years old.
The relationship is said to have continued “for several years at different addresses” in Parker and Tarrant counties, including at one of Cato’s previous homes in Springtown, Texas.
Cato drove the boy to school several times, according to police.
Springtown Intermediate School placed Cato on administrative leave as soon as school officials became aware of the charges, the sheriff’s office said.
Daily Mail has reached out to Springtown Intermediate School officials for a comment.
Sheriff Russ Authier of Park County said in a statement that cases like this are “unfortunate.”
“It is imperative that our children go to school in a safe environment,” said Authier. “Educators play a vital role in that safe environment and have a duty to protect our children.”
The sheriff said the student was offered counseling at the Parker County Children’s Advocacy Center, and the sheriff’s office has investigators to help provide services to the victim. where his healing can begin.
“This reduces the burden on the victim by not having to tell their story repeatedly,” said Authier.
Cato faces a second-degree inappropriate relationship between an educator and a student. Her bond was set at $ 100,000.