Past Teacher Sentenced to 20 years for Sexual Assault of a Child
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX -- On Tuesday, November 17, 2020, in the 435th District Court with Judge Patty Maginnis presiding, Leticia Lowery pled to the maximum sentence of twenty years in prison on the second degree felony charge of Sexual Assault of a Child along with with twenty years in prison for the first degree felony charge of Sexual Performance by a Child.
On November 6, 2019, in Pinehurst, Texas, Leticia Lowery, 40, was arrested for Sexual Assault of a Child and Sexual Performance by a Child The Internnet Crimes Against Children Taskforce (ICAC) received a call from a concerned mother regarding Lowery, behavior with the reportee's 14 year old son. The investigation revealed Lowery's past employment history, with several local school districts in and around Montgomery County, Texas. Lowery has been a teach and a private tutor with several places of employment Over her years in education. At the time Lowery committed these two offenses, she was on felony bond out of Harris County for Online Solicitation of a Minor involving a 15 year old boy.
Lowery took advantage of her access to children to manipulate her victims and use them for her oven sexual satisfaction. Investigator Jeremy Thomas, with the Montgomery County District Aftomey's Office Internet Crimes Against Children and Human Trafficking division led the investigation and was able to quickly obtain the evidence needed to take Lowery into custody before she could victimize any more children.
The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, Houston-Metro Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Special Agents assigned to the Department of Homeland Security, and the Montgomery County Pct 5 Constable’s Office assisted in investigating this case and apprehending the offender.
Assistant District Attorney Laura Bond: “Lowery preyed on our community’s most vulnerable and has demonstrated her sexual interest in children. She violated children to satisfy her own selfish desires and this sentence reflects this community’s intolerance for child sexual offenders.”
District Attorney Brett Ligon: “When a defendant commits a sexually related offense against a minor at the same time they are facing felony charges in another county for similar conduct, you can be assured that the only thing that will stop them is a lengthy prison term. Fortunately, we were able to do just that in this case, and I’m particularly grateful for DA Investigator Thomas’ work in this case to accomplish that outcome.”