A high school teacher in Texas was arrested after being caught raping a 13-year old student in her car. Rachel Gonzalez, an 44-year old educator at Bay City High School, is charged with online solicitation of a minor and improper relationship between educator and student.

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Police arrested Rachel Gonzalez after the students father found them having sex in her car on December 14.

The following day, detectives responded to Bay City High School to meet with Bay City ISD police. During the investigation, detectives obtained a search warrant for the victim’s phone. After reviewing the contents, they were able to establish an ongoing improper relationship between the victim and the rapist.

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Detectives arrested Gonzalez on December 22. She was booked into jail, and charged with online solicitation of a minor and improper relationship between educator and student. Both crimes are 2nd degree felonies under Texas state law.

Earlier this month, a teacher in Oregon was arrested for rape and supplying drugs to a student. And in September, a teacher in Arkansas was arrested after it had been discovered that she raped 4 students, one of whom was underage at the time of the assault. When a male teacher takes advantage of and rapes a female student, it is called what it is: predatory behavior and rape. People identify a clear abuser and victim, and it is very black and white. However, when a female teacher rapes a male student, the same standards often do not apply.

“Lucky kid!” “It’s every teenage boy’s dream!” “I wish I had teachers like that in high school.” The abuse is excused away and normalized.

Rape is rape, regardless of who the perpetrator is. Rather than minimizing a female teacher for abusing a male student, we need stronger, more severe punishments across the board. While people can joke about it all they want, the damage is lasting.

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