Denton, TX–Former middle school teacher Lauren Cosgrove is tenacious. When she sees something she wants, she lets nothing stop her from getting it. Cosgrove, 30, had her eyes on the prize. The prize in this case…her soul-mate, a 13 year-old-boy. Arrest? Nah, that doesn’t stop her. Restraining order? Nothing but a useless piece of paper. She’s been arrested twice over the young lad, let’s hope the third time is a charm.
Back in 2007, Lauren was an English teacher at Strickland Middle School. It was in this English class that Lauren found her young soul-mate. The married mother of two admitted that the two grew close during the school year. They ‘shared their problems with each other.’ Well, she shared more than problems with the 13-year-old boy.
During summer recess, Lauren decided she needed some summer employment. She chose babysitting. Her clients? The young boy and his siblings. How convenient for her!
According to court records, the boy’s siblings told their parents that they had seen the boy and the teacher go into her bedroom and shut the door numerous times. The sibling also stated that he had seen the two kissing and holding hands. When confronted, the boy admitted to police that he was involved in a sexual relationship with Cosgrove, they had planned to be together once he turned 18. The boy said ‘he was worried what the consequences for Lauren would be. He said Lauren had told him she was afraid she would lose her children if anyone found out about their relationship.’ In July of 2007, Cosgrove was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault. She posted $20,000 bail and was freed the same day she was arrested.
Cosgrove had been a teacher at the middle school since 2003. At the time, school officials cooperated fully with authorities and their investigation but stated that, ‘since school is not in session, there is no immediate need to remove the teacher from the proximity of children.’ It is unknown at this time if she lost her teaching job due to the charges of sexual assault.
You would think that she would have left the young stuff alone but noooo, in October of the same year, Cosgrove was arrested again. She was accused of trying to arrange to talk to the boy using one of his friends to set up a three-way telephone call. She wanted to tell the boy ‘what to say to make things better for her in court.’ Just hours after her arrest, she was free on $5,000 bail on the charge of tampering with a witness. Since then, both of her cases have been pending.
Fast forward to Monday, December 1st…the young Romeo snuck out of his bedroom window and got into Cosgrove’s car and drove off into the sunset. They spent a few hours alone together. Could they have been planning their future together? Or was she trying again, to convince the young boy to lie in court, to minimize the damage? I’m going with the latter…later on that same day, Cosgrove sent a text message to the boy asking if his parents would drop the charges in exchange for a large sum of money. I guess not. Once mom and dad found the text on the boys phone, Cosgrove was arrested again. The charge, tampering with a witness.
Guess what? She has posted bail, again. Yes…shortly after her arrest, Cosgrove posted the $5,000 necessary to free herself. I do believe we may have another Mary Kay Letourneau on our hands.