Teacher Accused Of Fondling Student Says She Is Prejudiced

CICELY MITCHELL, CBS Houston

HOUSTON (CBS Houston) An Humble private school teacher accused of fondling a student says that she could not have done what she is accused of doing,  because she is prejudiced of the child that she is accused of fondling.

Sixty-one-year-old Irene Stokes has been charged with indecency with a child, but is denying the allegations by stating she is prejudiced.

The incident of indecency allegedly happened on March 1 inside a classroom at Northwest Preparatory Academy, located on Charles Street.

According to the student, she was alone with Stokes in a classroom and that Stokes allegedly touched her on the outside of her clothes, on what she called her “private part”.

The girl said when she told Stokes to stop, she was told to leave the classroom. The student also told investigators  with the Humble Police Department that Stokes made her stand out in the hallway outside of the class and then refused to allow her to eat lunch or take a test.

It was later confirmed that girl did not eat lunch at school that day.

Stokes who has denied the allegations against her, told authorities that she doesn’t like to even touch the black children on their hand and even avoids their attempts to hug her. Furthermore, Stokes also stated that she “doesn’t like the student and has little to no interaction with her,” according to court documents.

According to a spokesperson for the school, Stokes is no longer employed at the campus. She was released from jail on a $10,000 bond and is due in court on May 21.

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