Liberty Teacher Sentenced Late Today
LIBERTY, March 19, 2014 - Today the sentencing hearing for Valerie Celeste Moore was held in the 75th District Court in the Liberty County Courthouse.
Moore, a Liberty High School Sign Language Teacher, was accused back in April of 2013 of Improper Relationship between Educator and Student and the City of Liberty Police Department investigated the case.
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Moore was a resident of Houston and was in her first year of teaching in Liberty Schools when the allegations surfaced. Moore is the mother of a small child.
Moore agreed to a guilty plea to the lesser charge of Indecency with a Child by Exposure and to being sentenced by a jury to avoid a trial. All the court proceedings in this case occurred this week.
Late today, the jury found Moore guilty and sentenced her to 10 year incarceration in the Texas Prison System and a $2,500 dollar fine. Furthermore 75th District Court Judge Mark Morefield reminded Moore that she must register as a sex offender for 10 years after her sentence is completed.
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