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Ex-teacher accused of sexually assaulting students says she’s pregnant

Jaden Renee Charles reportedly told arresting officers she was pregnant when she was taken into custody.
Jaden Charles
Posted at 10:44 AM, Mar 25, 2024

A former Texas teacher is accused of having sexual relationships with multiple students.

Jaden Renee Charles, 24, was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and two counts of grooming. Her bond was set at $400,000, according to jail records.

Alice Chief of Police Eden Garcia told Scripps News Corpus Christi that Charles told arresting officers she was pregnant when she was taken into custody.

Authorities said there may be 12 alleged victims in the case.

Charles has resigned from teaching with the Agua Dulce Independent School District as a middle school science teacher. 

Agua Dulce City Marshal Joe Martinez confirmed that the investigation into the teacher began when a student was caught with a vape on campus. The district brought several students and teachers to discuss this situation and during that meeting, they were told that Charles provided the student with the vape. Through their investigation, authorities said they learned that Charles may have provided vapes with THC to several students.

Martinez also said officials interviewed five different male students, four of whom confirmed improper relationships and that Charles was providing THC vapes and alcohol to some students.

Garcia said they have obtained video of Charles with a student at an Alice hotel but they cannot confirm what took place there. Police don’t believe any sexual activity took place on the school campus.

This story was originally published by Court TV and Scripps News Corpus Christi.