$1M bond for kindergarten teacher’s aide accused of inappropriate relationship with 11-year-old boy

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MESQUITE, Texas — A Texas teacher’s aide has been arrested — accused of having an inappropriate relationship with an 11-year-old boy.

The kindergarten teacher’s aide at Tisinger Elementary School, part of the Mesquite Independent School District was arrested Thursday, September 1st.

Jessica Benton is charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child.

School officials told FOX4News the 11-year-old boy does not attend school at Tisinger Elementary. It’s unclear how the relationship began.

Bond has been set at $1 million for Benton.


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