Deferred Adjudication Amanda Michelle Feenstra, Humble, Texas (arrested Mar 2013)

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    Amanda Michelle Feenstra (Atascocita, Texas), 30, former dance teacher at Humble High School, Humble ISD, Humble, Texas, "felony charge of improper relationship with a student"

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    Your Houston News: Former Dayton dance teacher charged with ‘deviant sexual intercourse’ with teen (Mar 6 2013)

    After graduating, the student reportedly made an outcry to another former teacher, alleging that [Amanda] Feenstra initially told her during a trip to the store that she was “really attracted to her and would like to get to know her.” The student further alleges that “the defendant was coming to her job and always calling her phone.” Court records indicate Feenstra allegedly kissed the student in her vehicle once, and the student admitted to kissing the teacher back. One night, the student reportedly spent the night in the teacher’s guest bedroom and eventually moved in with Feenstra and her husband. Investigators say the student described several specific incidents in which the teacher and student allegedly engaged in sexual intercourse, including once in the dance office at Humble High School as well as during a training camp. Other incidents reportedly occurred while Feenstra’s husband was not at home. “The complainant also stated that during the football season in the months of September, October and November 2010 and 2011 after every football game and during the winter breaks [...] she also engaged in sexual activity with the defendant,” investigators state in the complaint. “The complainant also stated that there were so many times that the defendant and she had sex she cannot remember every specific date.”

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    Houston Chronicle: Humble dance team director accused of sex with girl (Mar 6 2013)

    Police tell KHOU that 30-year-old Amanda Michelle Feenstra had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old member of Humble High's "Wild Cadets" dance team from August 2010 to November 2011. The encounters allegedly took place at Feenstra's home when her husband was gone, the school and various sporting events.
     
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    KHOU: Former dance director at Humble High School accused of having sex with student (Mar 6 2013)

    Police said [Amanda] Feenstra engaged in deviate sexual intercourse with the student from August 2010 to November 2011. The student, who was a member of the school’s “Wild Cadets” dance team, was 17 years old when the relationship began. The student said one day Feenstra approached her saying she was “really attracted to her and would like to get to know her.” After that, the two of them began to spend a lot of time together. The student said most of their sexual encounters would happen at Feenstra’s home while her husband was away, but they also occurred at the school and at various sporting events. The girl said the two of them had so many sexual encounters that she could not remember them all, according to court documents. The teen said Feenstra told her she loved her and wanted to be with her forever, but she did not want to continue the relationship. She lost all of her friends and felt “trapped.” She thought she would be rid of Feenstra after she finally graduated, but Feenstra began to stalk her; constantly coming by her job and calling her phone, the victim said. The teen felt she had no one to turn to so she confided in another teacher. She said she waited so long to tell because she felt embarrassed and did not want anyone to look at her in a bad way. That teacher told the assistant principal, who then informed the head principal and authorities were notified.
     
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    Click 2 Houston: Teacher accused of having sex with student at school (Mar 6 2013)

    Humble Independent School District police said the student, who has since graduated, made an outcry to a former teacher in September. According to court documents, the girl came forward after, she said, Feenstra stalked her by going to her place of employment and constantly called her. Officials said the girl didn't report the relationship earlier because she was embarrassed. The relationship began in August 2010, when the girl was 17 years old, and lasted through November 2011. At some point, the teen began living with Feenstra, according to court documents. The two had numerous sexual encounters in the home, detectives said. The first encounter happened when Feenstra's husband was not home, officials said. Detectives said the two had sex in the dance room of the high school after a parent booster meeting one evening. According to court documents, the teacher and student also had sex after every football game.
     
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    ABC Local KTRK: Former HS dance teacher accused of sex with teen (Mar 6 2013)

    The mother says Feenstra coerced her daughter into having sex numerous times between 2010 and 2011. The woman says she only found out a few months ago, when her daughter made an outcry to police ... The woman says her daughter, who's already graduated from the high school, was 16 and on the dance team when she met Feenstra. The girl says the alleged sex acts happened numerous times at the school, after all football games and at Feenstra's home. The girl told police she didn't tell anyone sooner because she felt embarrassed and trapped ... Feenstra left Humble ISD in 2011. She resigned from Dayton ISD in December last year, shortly after this criminal investigation began.
     
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    My Fox Houston: Former school drill team instructor charged in improper relationship (Mar 6 2013)

    The charge against Feenstra is based on the relationship that began in August 2010, when the student was 17 years old, and ended in November 2011.
    The student identified in the court document has since graduated from Humble High School. She told investigators that she lived in the guest room of Feenstra's home for awhile during their relationship, despite Feenstra living with her husband. After the student graduated, she told another Humble High School teacher about the alleged relationship. That teacher reported it to an assistant principal who then reported it to the principal who then informed Humble ISD police on Sept. 27, 2012. The student also told investigators that she tried to distance herself from Feenstra after she graduated, but that Feenstra insisted on visiting her at her workplace and frequently contacting her by phone.
     
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    KSAT: Teacher accused of having sex with student at school (Mar 6 2013)

    Humble Independent School District police said the student, who has since graduated, made an outcry to a former teacher in September. According to court documents, the girl came forward after, she said, Feenstra stalked her by going to her place of employment and constantly called her. The relationship began in August 2010, when the girl was 17 years old, and lasted through November 2011. At some point, the teen began living with Feenstra, according to court documents. The two had numerous sexual encounters in the home, detectives said. The first encounter happened when Feenstra's husband was not home, officials said. Detectives said the two had sex in the dance room of the high school after a parent booster meeting one evening. According to court documents, the teacher and student also had sex after every football game.
     
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    CBS Local Houston: Dance Teacher Accused Of Having Sex With Female Student At School (Mar 6 2013)

    The Humble Independent School District police stated that the student who has since graduated, came forward after she said, Feenstra stalked her by going to her place of employment and constantly calling her. Authorities stated that Feenstra engaged in deviate sexual intercourse with the student from August 2010 to November 2011. The student was a member of the school’s “Wild Cadets” dance team and was 17 years old when the relationship began. Additional reports indicate that the student said one day Feenstra approached her saying she was “really attracted to her and would like to get to know her.” It was then that the student and Feenstra began spending time together. The student also told authorities that most of their sexual encounters took place at Feenstra’s home while her husband was away. Both the student and Feenstra met at school and various sporting events for additional sexual encounters. The teen said the two of them had so many sexual encounters that she could not remember them all. As time progressed, the teen reportedly began feeling “trapped” and she told Feenstra that she loved her but did not want to continue the relationship. The teen thought that she was rid of Feenstra upon graduating from school, but according to further court documents, Feenstra began to stalk her, showing up at the teen’s job unannounced and uninvited, and calling the teen on the phone. The teen then stated that she did not have any other choice but to tell another teacher. The 17-year-old also told police that the reason that she waited so long to tell someone of the relationship between she and Feenstra, was due to embarrassment.
     
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    Dayton Stepper Boosters Club, Director's Corner:

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    Mrs. Amanda Feenstra began her dance training at the age of two. Mrs. Feenstra has studied many styles of dance, including ballet, jazz, modern, cheer dance, and ballroom. Mrs. Feenstra is a former member of the National Champion FBISD Austin Angels Dance Team where she held officer positions for two consecutive years and had the opportunity to perform at Epcot Center, Sea World, and the Governor's Inaugural Parade.

    Mrs. Feenstra continued dancing throughout college, attending the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Houston. At the University of Houston, Mrs. Feenstra was a member of University Dance Theatre and the modern dance company, Central Repertory Dancers, Directed by Deborah Quanaim. During college Mrs. Feenstra was honored with an invitation to participate in the Houston Limon Project where she trained and performed with the world-re-known Jose Limon Dance Company. She graduated Magna (expletive deleted) Laude from the University of Houston in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science.

    After graduating college, Mrs. Feenstra continued her dance career as a performer, choreographer, and teacher. As a dancer she has had the opportunity to perform at many prestigious locations in and out of Texas. Mrs. Feenstra continues to dance professionally and was recently featured as a guest artist and choreographer with Sandra Organ / Earthen Vessels Dance Co., as well as, the 2011 Big Range Dance Festival.

    A member of the Texas Dance Educator's Association, Mrs. Feenstra has been teaching dance for 9 years and is certified to teach dance, PE, and health. Before becoming the Dance Director at Dayton High School Mrs. Feenstra was the Director of the Wildcatdet Dance Team at Humble High School. Under her direction the team won numerous first place trophies and choreography awards and her soloists have won top honors, including the 2011 title of Miss Dance Drill Team Texas. Many of her former students are currently dancing at the University of Houston, Texas Tech, UNT, and Sam Houston.

    Previous positions held include: Dance Instructor at North Shore Senior High, Founding Director / Instructor of the Contemporary School of Fine Arts Dance Program, Resident Dance Instructor for Houston Community College, Barbizon Modeling School Instructor and Booking Agent, Vicki Michelle Cheer and Dance Studio Instructor, and Wesley Elementary Dance Instructor.

    Mrs. Feenstra and her husband, Jeremiah, have a cat named Alex, three poodles named Dutch, Rusty, and Little, and they have been happily married since December 2004.
     
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    News Fix Now: Former HS dance director accused of having sex with female student (Mar 7 2013)

    A former dancer director at Humble High School, [Amanda] Feenstra was arrested and charged with having an improper relationship with a student. Feenstra used to run the high school’s dance team, the Wildcatdets. One of her former dancers has come forward claiming she had a scandalous sexual relationship with the dance teacher for over a year. It allegedly happened from August 2010 until November of 2011, the student was 17 when it started. The girl told police the two would have sex at Feentras house when her husband was gone, sometimes at school, even at sporting events. And we thought teachers were supposed to be the responsible ones.
     
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    Inquisitr: Texas Teacher Arrested For Alleged Sex Abuse Of Teenage Student (Mar 7 2013)

    Amanda Feenstra, 30, was arrested after the 17-year-old girl alerted Houston police officers to the alleged sexual abuse. The teenager told police officers that she decided to come forward with the allegations because the Texas teacher would not her alone. The former Wild Cadets dance team member told law enforcement officers that she and Amanda Feenstra had sex so many times that she lost count. The alleged sexual encounters supposedly occurred at both the teacher’s office inside Humble High School and at the educator’s home. The sexual relationship between Texas teacher Amanda Feenstra and the student began in August 2010 and allegedly lasted through November 2011. The teenager told Houston police officers that Feenstra stalked her after she graduated high school. According to the Wild Cadets dance team former member, the teacher even showed up at her part-time job. The Houston teenager also maintains that she tried to end the relationship with her former Humble High School teacher several times. Amanda Feenstra supposedly called the young woman constantly after when it looked like the relationship was coming to a close. The relationship supposedly began after the teacher invited the girl to spend the night in her guest room when her husband was [a]way.
     
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    Huffington Post: Amanda Feenstra, Texas Dance Teacher, Accused Of Having Sex With Female Student (Mar 8 2013)

    According to police, Amanda Feenstra, 30, had an ongoing sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student while she taught dance at Humble High School, near Houston. In court Thursday, prosecutors said the illicit affair was sparked after Feenstra allegedly kissed the student "outside her parents' house after driving her home from school," NBC affiliate KPRC reports.

    During the relationship, which lasted from 2010 to 2011, Feenstra and the student allegedly had sex numerous times at the school in the dance teacher's office, as well as at her home, according to police documents. According to KPRC, investigators claim Feestra and the student, whose name has not been released, had sex in the dance room of the high school after a parent booster meeting one evening. Court documents said they also had sex after every football game. Fox Houston affiliate KRIV reports that for a time, the student lived in the guest room of the house where Feenstra and her husband resided. The victim allegedly told police that she and Feenstra would have sex while her husband was away.

    According to KHOU, the student said that she attempted to break off the affair after she graduated, but Feenstra, who had since resigned from Humble High School to teach at another school, began stalking her. Feeling "trapped," the student told another teacher, who alerted school administration, and, finally, the police.
     
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    RTT News: Former High School Dance Teacher Charged With Sex Abuse Against Former Student (Mar 11 2013)

    ABC affiliate KTRK-TV in Houston reports that Amanda Michelle Feenstra, 30, a former Humble High School dance and drill team, carried on a relationship with a 17-year-old former female student for over a year. Houston police became aware of the misconduct after the 17-year-old girl alerted them of her relationship with Feenstra, saying that Feenstra would not leave her alone.
     
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    KHOU: Woman talks about sex with former Humble ISD teacher (May 1 2013)

    The victim said Feenstra used to shower her with compliments. “She was just like, ‘you’re a great dancer. You’re so special.”’ It wasn’t long, she said, until the dance instructor and the then 17-year-old student became more like friends. “We would hang out like we were on the same level.” But that all changed one night when she was sitting in Feenstra’s car. “She talked about wanting to kiss me. And then she kissed me.” The kiss, she said, would lead to sex on multiple occasions in the school’s dance room and at Feenstra’s home when her husband was away.

    “I didn’t have the tools or the wisdom to break it off.” But she tried to several months later. She said even after she graduated from high school, Feenstra wouldn’t leave her alone and continued to stalk her. That’s when she confided in another teacher about the relationship.
     
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    WFAA: Teen: Houston dance teacher 'manipulated' her into sexual relationship (May 2 2013)

    The victim of what authorities called an improper relationship with a former Humble High School teacher spoke out for the first time publicly about the ordeal. “It was totally like a curveball for me in my life,” she said. “I just want the truth to be out.” ... The victim said Feenstra used to shower her with compliments. “She was just like, ‘you’re a great dancer. You’re so special.”’ It wasn’t long, she said, until the dance instructor and the then 17-year-old student became more like friends. “We would hang out like we were on the same level.” But that all changed one night when she was sitting in Feenstra’s car. “She talked about wanting to kiss me. And then she kissed me.” The kiss, she said, would lead to sex on multiple occasions in the school’s dance room and at Feenstra’s home when her husband was away. “I didn’t have the tools or the wisdom to break it off.” But she tried to several months later. She said even after she graduated from high school, Feenstra wouldn’t leave her alone and continued to stalk her. That’s when she confided in another teacher about the relationship.
     
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    Houston Chronicle: Humble grad's federal lawsuit claims coach made her a 'sexual toy' (Dec 6 2013)

    A former dance coach at Humble High School who pleaded guilty to an improper relationship with a student has been sued in federal court, along with other school officials, by the girl and her mother. The woman and her daughter, A.W., filed the suit Dec. 4 in U.S. District Court in Houston, alleging that the girl was sexually abused repeatedly and is likely emotionally scarred for life.

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    In March 2009, the school began a search for a new lead dance instructor, with Feenstra among the potential hires. During the search, while Feenstra was watching video of A.W. performing, school officials noticed her "unusual and bizarre admiration of certain of A.W.'s physical features," the complaint states. As soon as Feenstra took over the dance team, she told A.W., then age 16, that she had to spend most of her after-school time with Feenstra. "This was the beginning of the maniupulation and isolation that Feenstra used to gain A.W.'s trust and confidence," the complaint states.

    Feenstra managed to convince the mother to allow the girl to visit her routinely at home and later began picking up the girl from home to take her to and from school, dance practice and competitions, the suit states. Eventually, Feenstra convinced the girl to move into her house with her and her husband, with the mother's reluctant agreement, according to court documents. Not long after that, "Feenstra began her sadistic plan of turning A.W. into Feenstra's sexual toy," the complaint states. The girl stayed in the guest bedroom, where Feenstra would have sex with A.W. at will when her husband was out of town, the suit states. On many occasions, the complaint alleges, Feenstra insisted that the girl have sex with her at school, including in Feenstra's office and on the dance room floor.

    Other students and parents repeatedly complained about the unusual relationship, but school officials did nothing to investigate it or stop it, despite the "inordinately excessive" amount of time the girl spent in the coach's office with the door closed, the suit states. School officials knew the girl had moved into Feenstra's home but did nothing to investigate, the suit alleges. After graduating, A.W. initially thought she had escaped Feenstra's control but the coach continued to call, text and stalk her, the complaint alleges. Eventually, the girl spoke to another former dance instructor, who reported the matter. Feenstra was arrested in March.
     
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    Huffington Post: Amanda Feenstra, Texas Dance Instructor, Kept Female Student As 'Sexual Toy': Lawsuit (Dec 10 2013)

    The lawsuit claims the 30-year-old instructor [Amanda Michelle Feenstra] "abused her position," and showed an “unusual and bizarre admiration” for the student, who was the colonel of the high school's dance team. According to the Southeast Texas Record, the suit alleges that Feenstra convinced the teen's mother to move into a spare room at her home with "sadistic plans of turning [the girl] into [her] sexual toy."

    The victim said that one day Feenstra approached her and said she was “really attracted to her and would like to get to know her,” KHOU reported. Feenstra first kissed the victim in a car outside of the girl's parents' house, according to KPRC. The two would have sex at home while Feenstra's husband was away. KPRC reported that they also had sex in the dance room at the school after football games and once after a meeting where parents were in attendance. According to KHOU, the student and Feenstra had sex more times than the girl could remember, and that Feenstra told her that she loved her.
    The suit alleges that Humble Independent School District knew about the illicit affair and did nothing to stop it.
     
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    The Observer: Humble family files federal lawsuit against Humble ISD (Mar 13 2014)

    According to a criminal complaint filed in the 176th District Court March 5, 2013; Amanda Feenstra, of Atascocita, was accused of “deviate sexual intercourse” with a female student who has since graduated from the school.

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    According to the information provided in the federal lawsuit, Humble High School decided to conduct a search for a new lead dance instructor to replace the previous head dance instructor around March 2009. “Although some school officials argued against Feenstra’s selection as the new dance instructor, since they did not have a good feeling about her, Feenstra was eventually chosen as the new dance instructor by the principal, assistant principals and others involved in the selection process,” the court documents read. “Shortly after she was hired, Feenstra quickly began to schedule various meetings with the victim allegedly in order to begin developing routines to get the Humble High’s Wildcatdets dance team in line with Feenstra’s plans for the team.”

    Feenstra then started to convince the victim and the victim’s mother that they needed more after-school time to work on routines to help the victim become a better dancer. She then continued to convince the victim’s mother that the victim needed to visit Feenstra at her home under the pretense that they were developing and practicing various dance routines for the team. Court records indicate Feenstra allegedly kissed the student in her vehicle once, and the student admitted to kissing the teacher back. One night, the student reportedly spent the night in the teacher’s guest bedroom and eventually moved in with Feenstra and her husband. Investigators say the student described several specific incidents in which the teacher and student allegedly engaged in sexual intercourse, including once in the dance office at Humble High School as well as during a training camp. Other incidents reportedly occurred while Feenstra’s husband was not at home.

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    According to the federal court documents, “During the period of Feenstra’s inappropriate relationship with the victim, school officials noticed the victim became withdrawn, that she would leave the school grounds alone with the victim and repeatedly observed first-hand that the victim was spending an inordinately excessive amount of time in Feenstra’s office with the doors closed but did nothing to investigate or stop Feenstra’s relationship or interaction with the victim.”

    The student reportedly told Humble ISD investigators she didn’t report the teacher’s actions sooner out of embarrassment and feeling trapped, hoping that upon graduation the relationship would end. The victim ultimately confided in another teacher who then reported the incident to school authorities.
     

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