TAYLOR, Texas -- (KXAN) -- A Taylor ISD varsity softball coach has been charged with improper relationship between an educator and a student.
Kendall Lucas, 25, is being investigated by the Taylor Police Department for her relationship with a female student who was 17 years old at the time of the relationship.
Taylor High School officials say they learned of the relationship while talking with other students on Wednesday and reported it to police. The investigation revealed Lucas and the student had a sexual relationship between March and May 2016. According to an arrest affidavit, two students who are members of the school’s softball team said they found out about the relationship from the victim.
Taylor police say Lucas confessed to having the relationship. The victim told police she had approximately 10 “sexual encounters” with the defendant in 2016. The charge, a second degree felony, has Lucas facing possible prison time between 2 and 20 years, and a fine up to $10,000.
In a letter to Taylor High families, Principal Andrew Maddox says Lucas, who is only referred to as an “employee,” has been placed on administrative leave and removed from all duties. “Like you, we are all obviously shocked and dismayed by this allegation and will be working to support all of our students in coping with this disturbing news,” Maddox said.