Texas Jr. High Teacher Arrested for Human Trafficking
An junior high school teacher from Texas is in jail this morning, charged with human trafficking. 37-year-old Amber Michelle Parker was arrested yesterday morning in Central Texas after authorities uncovered evidence that she was allegedly planning to sell an underage family member to some unnamed men in the northwest African nation of Morocco.
According to WKRT, authorities were contacted by family members who were concerned with the 8th grade teacher's intentions with the girl. Upon further review, NBCDFW reports that McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara learned that Parker posted pictures of the unnamed minor in lingerie, as well. Administrators from the Mexia Independent School District have placed her on administrative leave during the investigation.
No statement has been released by or for the accused teacher, and jail records show that she may not have an attorney to speak on her behalf. No bail information or court date has been released at this time.