HOUSTON – A soccer coach at Nimitz High School in Houston has been arrested and charged with having a sexual relationship with a student.
Court documents alleged Eber Lopez had sex with a 17-year-old student more than 10 times.
Authorities said the two often went to the Palace Inn on FM 1960 East. Investigators were able to confirm the relationship by looking at the student’s phone.
The evidence revealed several explicit text messages, FaceTime calls and photographs that Lopez sent to the teenager.
Detectives tell us Lopez, 35, and the student met at Nimitz High, but it’s unclear if Lopez had coached the girl.
Another student apparently alerted administrators to the inappropriate relationship.
Documents say the relationship started back in September 2015 and ended last month. Investigators believe the two also had sex in Lopez’ car as well as at a different motel on the North Freeway.
Records show Lopez had rented a room at the Palace Inn several times.
He is currently behind bars on $30,000 bond.