A former elementary school counselor in the Judson Independent School District was ordered by a judge Monday to serve six years in prison and register as a sex offender for texting nude photos of herself to a 15-year-old boy and spurring illicit conversations via Facebook.
Cynthia Denise “Cindy” Stewart, 43, occasionally wept as friends and her soon-to-be ex-husband testified to state District Judge Juanita Vasquez-Gardner that they believed that she posed no risk to society or other minors.
“This is a terrible mistake,” defense attorney Wayne Wood said as he asked the judge for probation for his client. “I believe in my heart this is a one-time event with this young man. She takes full responsibility. She understands it's the adult's responsibility to set boundaries and limits.”