Amanda Feenstra, Texas Dance Instructor, Kept Female Student As 'Sexual Toy': Lawsuit

A former dance instructor at a Texas high school who was convicted in October for having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a female student now faces a lawsuit brought by the victim and her mother.

Amanda Feenstra pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 10 years' deferred adjudication and probation in October. According to police, Feenstra engaged in "deviate sexual intercourse" with a student at Humble High School, near Houston, from August 2010 to November 2011.

The lawsuit claims the 30-year-old instructor "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. The district and its administrators are also named as defendants in the suit.



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