TEAGUE, Texas – A Texas junior high school teacher has reportedly been busted for sex trafficking an underage girl who was a family member. According to the report, the girl had been enticed to pose in lingerie in sexually suggestive photos, and she was allegedly bound for a group of men in Morocco.
Amber Parker, 37, of Teague, was charged last week with one count of trafficking, CenTexProud reported.
The criminal complaint says Parker had a conversation in November on social media with three “customers” seeking sexual services who live in Morocco.
“This was good teamwork brought about because of someone’s report to us,” Freestone County Sheriff Jeremy Shipley said in announcing the arrest.
The complaint says that, during the conversation, the underage girl sent the sexually suggestive photos — including one in panties, one in a shirt and others in lingerie, “one of which has her breast partially exposed and in her hand.” The girl reportedly told investigators Parker took the photos.
During the conversation, the johns were trying to have Parker and the girl travel to Casablanca to engage in sex acts after Parker indicated the girl was a virgin.
Authorities say they were contacted by family members who expressed concern over Parker’s intentions with the girl, The Associated Press reported.
“Family members got wind that Parker was going to try to lure this girl to Morocco,” McClennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara said, according to the Waco Tribune. “It is a dastardly story, and it is trafficking at its worst.”
Investigators learned Dec. 26 that Parker had gone alone to Morocco, according to CenTexProud. She was arrested when she returned.
Parker taught reading to eighth-graders in the Mexia School District, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported, adding she was placed on administrative leave after her arrest.
However, CenTexProud reported she resigned Thursday.
Teague is a city in Freestone County, Texas, United States. The population was 3,560 at the 2010 census.