The Parker County teacher, 43, stands accused of launching her campaign of sexual abuse with the boy when he was only 15 years old.
The Springtown resident was arrested by deputies from the Parker County Sheriff’s Office.
Cato stands charged with second-degree improper relationship between educator and student for the sexual abuse to which she allegedly subjected the boy while she was a teacher.
The Parker County Sheriff’s Office said authorities arrested Misty Lorene Cato, 43, of Springtown, and charged her with second-degree improper relationship between educator and student.
North Texas Teacher Arrested For Alleged Sexual Relationship With Student
Misty Cato has been slapped with a $100,000 bond in the wake of being charged with being a sexually abusive teacher.
Before her tragic downfall, Cato taught fifth grade at Springtown Intermediate School.
After Cato was charged with sexually abusing a child, she was put on administrative leave from her teaching duties.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that at the time of the alleged abuse, Cato was contracted to teach math at the Springtown Independent School District.
Cato was contracted as a math teacher with the Springtown Independent School District at the time the crime in which she is accused, second-degree improper relationship between educator and student, occurred.
Springtown math teacher ‘in love’ with student had sex with teen boy, authorities say
The boy Misty Cato allegedly sexually victimized was a student at the school district where she was a teacher.
Cato allegedly violated the boundaries between adult and child, teacher and student, repeatedly as she kept sexually abusing the boy over a period of years.
She is said to have committed these heinous acts at homes in Parker and Tarrant counties, as well as in Springtown, where she used to live.
WFAA reports that Cato gave the boy a ride to school on multiple occasions.
“It is a shame any time we have to investigate these type of cases,” said [Sheriff Russ] Authier.
Parker County teacher arrested after admitting to sexually abusing student for years, officials say
Investigators say they got their hands on a voicemail recording of Misty Cato violating the trust placed in her as a teacher by saying that she was in love for four years with the boy she had been sexually abusing.
She told him that “seeing him again makes her want to be with him again,” according to a press release from the sheriff’s office.
Cato flat-out admitted that she had been sexually abusing the boy for years when investigators questioned the teacher.
Fox 4 reports that the sheriff’s office did not reveal how Cato met the child.
Cato was interviewed by investigators, and reportedly admitted having sexual relations with the victim, knowing he was a minor.
North Texas teacher arrested for improper relationship with 15-year-old