A Texas prep school teacher who stands accused of molesting a black first grade student claims she's completely innocent.
61-year-old Esther Irene Stokes of Montgomery was charged with felony indecency with a child last week after allegations surfaced that she had touched the private parts of a 7-year-old female student at Northwest Preparatory Academy Charter School in Humble.
"The victim said that she was in the classroom alone with the teacher and that the teacher touched her on the outside of her clothes, on what she called her ‘private part,' her vaginal area," a Humble Police Department detective told KHOU.
According to detective, Stokes insists that she couldn't have fondled the student because she a racist and doesn't like touching black children.
Stokes also told police she "does not like the complainant."
A statement released by the school says Stokes was initially placed on administrative leave, but was subsequently terminated upon completion of an internal investigation.
Stokes is currently free after posting a $10,000 bond, but is due back in court on May 21st.