Former Mesquite ISD teacher's aide confessed to sexual assault of 11-year-old

Teacher's aide accused of sexual assault

MESQUITE -- A 26-year-old former Mesquite ISD teacher's aide and PTA president was arrested Thursday after she confessed to having multiple sexual encounters with a 11-year-old boy over the last few months.

According to Mesquite police, they received reports that led them to believe Jessica Jewel Corin Benton, a teacher's aide at Tisinger Elementary in Mesquite ISD, had sexually assaulted the boy last Friday at a private residence.

After police spoke to witnesses, Benton agreed to be interviewed by investigators and admitted the crime. She was arrested for aggravated sexual assault, a 1st-degree felony.

According to the arrest warrant in the case, Benton and the boy had sexual relations approximately 10 times between mid-May 2016 and Aug. 31, 2016. 

The victim in the case attends another MISD school. Police say there is no indication the offenses occurred on district property and also no indication of other victims.

Benton is being held pending $150,000 bond.

Mesquite ISD confirmed Friday morning Benton has been terminated.

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