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Former Azle teacher faces new sex allegations in Parker County

A former Azle private school teacher charged in Tarrant County with having an improper relationship with an 18-year-old student has now been arrested in Parker County on similar allegations involving the same teen and a second 17-year-old student.

Julianna Christine Sauls, 38, turned herself in to Parker County authorities Wednesday afternoon on two warrants for improper relationship between educator and student, a second-degree felony, said Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler. She was released hours later from the Parker County Jail after posting a $60,000 bond.

Sauls, who had been fired from the Azle Christian School for what a court document described as “lack of work,” had been charged Wednesday in Tarrant County on the same charge. She had been free on bond in connection with the Tarrant County case since her Nov. 12 arrest.

Azle police first began investigating Sauls Oct. 28, after the 18-year-old and his father reported that his algebra teacher had been pursuing him since September, including groping him in class and performing oral sex on him in a high school parking lot.

While police were interviewing other students about the teacher, a 17-year-old student disclosed that Sauls had also had sexual contact with him in recent months outside his residence in unincorporated Parker County, Azle authorities have said.

Fowler said the contact with the 17-year-old involved oral sex.

Sauls did not immediately return a phone message seeking comment left at her Azle home Thursday.

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