A former middle school teacher and married mother-of-one from Texas has been arrested for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a male high school student whom she met at church.
Nicole Marie Faires-Andrews, 31, was taken into custody on Tuesday and booked into the Williamson County Jail on felony counts of sexual assault of a child and improper relationship between educator and student.
The sexual assault charge carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison.
Investigators say the victim in this case did not attend Cedar Park Middle Student, where Faires-Andrews had taught English and language arts until her resignation in early November.
According to local authorities, Faires-Andrews met the teenage boy while volunteering with the youth ministry at the Church at Canyon Creek in Austin, where her father-in-law is the head pastor.
Officials with the Leander School District say Faires-Andrews was hired in August 2015 to teach sixth grade and left her position on November 6, reported the station KXAN.