A former Alvin ISD police officer is facing four felony charges for allegedly having a physical relationship with a teen girl at Manvel Junior High School. 

The Brazoria County Grand Jury indicted Terry Roy Tennard, 42, last week on two charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child and two charges of sexual assault of a child; criminal episode. 

Tennard, who lives in Pearland, was arrested in December on the charges and released on a $100,000 bond. He was fired from his position at Alvin ISD days after he was arrested. 

According to a press release from the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office, continuing physical relationship with the child that lasted almost a year. According to law enforcement, the relationship began when the girl went to see Tennard due to his position at the school and continued after Tennard became a coach of her brother. Tennard is alleged to have had a 

The alleged relationship was made public after the girl’s mother found sexually-charged text messages on her phone and was able to link the number to Tennard. 

Tennard was arrested in December. According to the indictments released by the Brazoria County district attorney’s office, the encounters Tennard is being charged with happened Dec. 14 and Dec. 15 last year. 

According to the Texas Penal Code, all four charges are first-degree felonies with a punishment range of five to 99 years in prison. 

Tennard joined the Alvin ISD police force in 2014 after serving 12 years in the Army. 

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