HOUSTON — A Houston-area economics teacher is accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with one of his students, according to the Alief ISD Police Department.
Jeffrey Nicholas Guzman, 32, is charged with felony improper relationship with a student.
Police said Guzman victimized a 17-year-old student who was a senior last year.
Guzman also sent the teen sexually-explicit text messages and pictures of himself partially-clothed, according to court documents.
The teen told police Guzman drove to her home on March 2, 2012 and the two kissed in the parking lot. While in the vehicle, the teen said she saw two child safety seats in the back of Guzman’s tan Toyota 4Runner.
Investigators said Guzman began to inappropriately touch the teen then, fearing someone might see them, decided to move to another location. The touching and kissing continued at the second location until the teen ended it and said she wanted to go home.
After the inappropriate relationship was discovered, the teen turned her cell phone over to an investigator with the U.S. Secret Service Forensic Laboratory as evidence, police said.
The investigator retrieved the photos Guzman sent and multiple "sext" messages.
Police had enough evidence to bring charges against Guzman. His bail was set at $30,000.
Two more young women have come forward and admitted to having a sexual relationship with Guzman, according to court documents.
Both said they were also seniors when the alleged incidents happened.
One of the young women talked with KHOU 11 News about her experience seven years ago. She said Guzman is a master manipulator.
"He would tell me, ‘I feel comfortable being with you,’… and before I know it, he had kissed me," she said.
The woman, who didn’t want her name used, said Guzman was tutoring her in economics when the relationship started.
She said he stopped calling after a couple of months and moved onto "the next target."
"I just felt humiliated. It was probably the lowest that I’ve ever felt about myself," she said. "My heart goes out to the other girls that had to go through it. Nobody deserves that. Nobody deserves to be taken advantage of that way."
The woman said this would be her message for Guzman: "You’re disgusting, that’s what I would tell him. You deserve to rot in hell for what you have done. You deserve to be scrubbing toilets the rest of your life."
The woman fears there could be more victims who haven’t come forward yet.
Alief parent Willie Foster said he fears for his children.
"I don't want to send my kids to the Alief district if they doing that,” he said. "That's showing bad example to the children.”
Tronica Harris, another Alief parent, agreed.
"We already have to deal with other things going on, and to think we can't trust our kids to go to school for eight hours out the day,” she said.