Hooks woman charged with sexual assault of a child

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A Hooks, Texas, woman accused of sexually abusing a teen boy she met through work at a juvenile justice facility has been charged with sexual assault of a child in Bowie County.

Jessica Marie Pratt, 25, allegedly came in contact with the boy while working at the Rockdale Academy in Rockdale, Texas, according to a probable cause affidavit. Police in Pittsburg, Texas, contacted officers in Hooks in late June about the case.

Pittsburg police informed Hooks police that the teen made an outcry of sexual abuse to his probation officer in Titus/Camp County. The boy allegedly reported that Pratt would meet him at an EZ Mart convenience store in Pittsburg and drive him to her home in Hooks.

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The boy reported that he had sex with Pratt at the residence in Hooks on three occasions.

“He also stated they were no longer talking and he was ignoring her texts because he knew it was wrong,” the affidavit states.

When Pratt was interviewed by law enforcement she allegedly confessed to having sex with the boy three times. Pratt allegedly told officers she deleted evidence of communications with the teen from her cell phone before meeting with police.

Pratt was arrested on a charge of sexual assault of a child July 13. The offense is punishable by two to 20 years in prison.

She was released from the Bowie County jail Monday on a $100,000 bond. She is scheduled to appear next week before 202nd District Judge John Tidwell.

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