Courtesy Spring Branch ISD Police Department Kathanna Culp was blackmailed into admitting the illegal relationship, according to a police officer's statement.
Correction: Kathanna Culp was never a court-appointed child advocate, and was never an employee of Child Advocates, Inc., the organization's spokeswoman tells us. Although Culp went through the volunteer training, she never took a case, and her file was closed in May 2012, meaning she wouldn't have been eligible to take any cases without being retrained.
"She did all the credentialing, all the background, and all the paperwork, and all the 30 hours that they put them through to make sure they understand how to become an advocate," Ashley Brockette says. "But since she never did take a case, that...means that she never really was an advocate....She never worked for us.She was never on our payroll."
The Press regrets the error.
Please see a further update from Culp's attorney at the end of this post.
A former Spring Branch ISD high school teacher,
who also worked as a court-appointed child advocate, has been charged with having sex with an 18-year-old student.
Ex-Northbrook High teacher Kathanna C. Culp was charged March 19, according to Harris County District Clerk records, after she acknowledged the relationship, and after the student said she provided him and his friends with marijuana, which they all smoked at her apartment. (The student has since graduated).
According to the 28-year-old Culp's LinkedIn profile, she graduated with a law degree from the University of Florida,
and worked for Child Advocates, Inc. for a year beginning in January 2011. Her profile states "I underwent extensive training in child abuse, the legal system and child advocacy."