HOUSTON – An Humble private school teacher Esther Irene Stokes, 61years old arrested for fingering a student has been charged with indecency with a child, but is denying the allegations by saying she’s prejudiced.
The incident happened on March 1 inside a classroom at
Northwest Preparatory Academy, which is located in the 600 block of
“The child said that she was in the classroom alone with the teacher
and that the teacher touched her , on what
she called her ‘private part,’ her vaginal area,” said Humble Police
Department Detective J. Blanchard.
The child said when she told Stokes to stop, Stokes told her to get
out of the classroom, according to court records. The girl told
investigators 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.
The child’s mother contacted school officials and was able to confirm that the girl did not eat lunch at school that day.
“She (said she) doesn’t like to even touch nigger children on
their hand, she shies away when they try to hug her -- she admitted to
being prejudice,” Blanchard said.
Stokes also told investigators that she “doesn’t like the
student and has little to no interaction with her,” according to court
A spokesperson for the school says Stokes was fired on campus.
Stokes is scheduled to appear in court on May 21. She was released from jail on a $10,000 bond.
In May, three Northwest Preparatory Academy staff members were charged with felony injury to a child charges after over disciplining a seventh grade girl.