LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Heather Robertson's legal battle began in court today for numerous charges against her.
Robertson, 38, of Lufkin, is charged with four counts of improper relationship between educator and student as well as an unrelated DWI charge. Her appearance in the Angelina County Court-at-Law 2 was for her DWI charge from March 30. Robertson pleaded not guilty to the DWI charge.
Her legal battle for the improper relationship charges has not started with no court dates set yet, but there could be more charges against the former Peavey Primary teacher.
Angelina County District Attorney Joe Martin confirmed Monday morning that Lufkin Police is doing an investigation that could bring more charges that include sexual assault. Martin said he could not discuss how many charges or the details of the possible future charges.
"It's proceeding with LPD, and I will have that presented to me when they finish," Martin said. "I am not sure on the time frame. It's a bit more involved. It is a very careful investigation."
Robertson faces up to 20 years in prison for the alleged crimes. A sexual assault charge also carries a 20-year maximum sentence.
According to the affidavit, a Hudson ISD police officer began investigating the case on April 20, after receiving information about inappropriate relationships between a teacher and several high school students.
The officer then spoke to each student. The first one said he started chatting and sexting with Robertson through Snapchat shortly after spring break, and Robertson asked him to come to her apartment, so they could have sex. He said he was with a friend and asked if it was OK for him to come, too. She said he could, and they went to her apartment.
The affidavit states they talked for a few minutes, and then Robertson got up from the couch and told them to follow her in the bedroom, and they had sex.
The second student also admitted to the encounter, according to the affidavit.
The officer then spoke to two other students, who admitted to having sex with Robertson on a few occasions. They said they would sneak out of their houses, and Robertson would pick them up and take them back to her apartment to have sex and then take them back home.
The officer then spoke to Robertson, who admitted to the allegations, according to the affidavit. She said she had recently become a heavy drinker and would sometimes not remember the details of the encounters.
Robertson declined to comment on camera as she was taken back to the Angelina County Jail.