Mission teacher had sex with student at Bentsen Palm Park, police say

Karen Bereniz Sosa

The Mission Police Department on Thursday arrested a 27-year-old IDEA Mission public school teacher who they accuse of having sex with a student at a park.

Mission police investigator Art Flores said Karen Bereniz Sosa is charged with improper relationship between an educator and a student.

Flores said that police were dispatched to that campus on Jan. 11 after a teacher notified the principal about an allegation that Sosa had sexual contact with a student at Bentsen Palm Park.

The student told police that Bereniz and him would text through Instagram and send him flirty messages and lewd photos.

He is currently enrolled where she is a teacher. Her employment status isn’t immediately clear.

The teacher found out about the allegation after the student told some other people who alerted an adult.

Flores said the alleged sexual contact happened on Dec. 18 or 19.

Bereniz, who has hired an attorney, declined to speak with investigators, Flores said, adding that police are still gathering information through cellphone forensics.

Bereniz received a $50,000 bond, posted it and was released from the Hidalgo County Adult Detention Center the same day of her arrest.