Former Vidor ISD teacher indicted for relations with student

Sondra Reed

Former Vidor Independent School District teacher Sondra Reed now faces criminal prosecution for engaging in what prosecutors say was an improper relationship between the educator and a student.

The indictment was filed June 25 in the 128th District Court, and Orange County District Attorney John Kimbrough signed off that the case is ready for trial on June 26.

Orange County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Clint Hodgkinson said Reed has since surrendered herself in Jefferson County and is out on $5,000 bond.

The indictment only mentioned a single student, although The Examiner’s investigation discovered several more complaints against the former educator.

The indictment alleges that while Reed was employed at Vidor High School, she “did ... intentionally and knowingly, engage in sexual contact with a student who was enrolled in the said Vidor High School and who was not the defendant’s spouse, by touching the genitals of the said student with the intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of the said Sondra N. Reed.”

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