Former Texas dance instructor accused of sexual relationship with female student, report says

Amanda Feenstra
Amanda Feenstra

(CBS) - A former dance instructor appeared in a Texas court Tuesday on accusations that she had a sexual relationship with a female student, and then went on to stalk her, CBS affiliate KHOU reports.

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Amanda Feenstra, 30, is charged with having an improper relationship with a student, a second-degree felony. She allegedly maintained a sexual relationship with a member of the Humble High School dance team in 2010 when the student was 17.

The alleged victim, now 20, said she wanted to break off the relationship, but Feenstra would call her frequently and continued to stalk her after she graduated. The former student eventually confided in another teacher, who told school officials, who then notified authorities, KHOU reports.

"My understanding is the reason this eventually came to light is she did feel like she was being harassed after the relationship ended and so ended up confiding in an adult and that was brought to the attention of the police," said Assistant District Attorney Lacy Johnson.

Feenstra was ordered Thursday to have no contact with the alleged victim or any minor under the age of 17. She is also banned from possessing any devices that have access to the Internet, including computers or cell phones, according to the station.

She remains free on $30,000 bond as the case heads to the grand jury, according to CBS Houston. She is due to make another court appearance on April 24.

Feenstra resigned from the Humble Independent School District in 2011 and then became a dance director at Dayton High School in Liberty County. The Liberty High School principal told KHOU that Feenstra resigned in December 2012, and that the district was unaware there was a criminal case developing against her.