Court fight sparks statutory rape probe

April 14, 2011 5:18:09 AM PDT
A woman's request for a protective order has taken a strange twist. The former teacher is now under investigation for having two children with an underage student. The women's children are toddlers, but the investigation is in its infancy. While HPD is conducting its investigation, there's a court battle brewing between the parents who share two young daughters.

Anne Montgomery said nothing as she left the Fort Bend County courthouse where she was seeking a protective order against her former student and father of her two daughters.

"She doesn't have any comment at this time," Montgomery's attorney, Matt Mahoney, said.

But by going to court, Montgomery is faced with explaining her past relationship and the birth of her two daughters with 20-year-old Bradman Moore.

"I don't think you're going to find any evidence that shows that she had sex with a 15-year-old. There was nothing in this record, there's been no evidence presented. There's a criminal investigation, but there's been no charges filed," Mahoney said.

Montgomery has made claims that Moore raped her and has abused her and the children they share.

"That is not true. That is not true at all," Moore said.

But Houston police are investigating the mother for statutory rape.

Moore was upbeat outside the courtroom.

"I'm speechless," Moore said.

He tells us the story of a crumbling relationship after the birth of their daughters. He says he had a relationship with Montgomery when she was his 30-year-old dance instructor and he was a 15-year-old freshman at Sharpstown High School.

But Wednesday was about a protective order, and a judge found there was family violence and granted an order that keeps Moore away from Montgomery. He'll also have to take anger management classes.

"I do what I have to do for my children," Moore said.

While he says Montgomery is doing this to keep him away from his children, her attorneys argue she has a good reason to come forward.

"That was just something where she had reached a point to where she had to do something for her protection," Montgomery said.

Montgomery's attorneys say there is much more to her story. They say details will come out in the days and weeks to come.

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