April 18, 2008— -- The founder of a Christian school in Texas was caught on tape offering to waive a teen's enrollment fee at the school in exchange for sex with her mother, an undercover investigation by ABC News' Houston station KTRK revealed this week.
KTRK investigative reporter Wayne Dolcefino and his crew captured audio and video showing the unidentified woman climbing into the man's truck before he offers to waive the school's $300 enrollment fee for the woman's daughter if she has sex with him.
Just after the incident was filmed, Dolcefino approached LeVern Jordan, co-founder of Parkway Christian School in Spring, Texas, and asked what he was doing inside his pickup truck with the woman at the back end of a La Quinta Inn parking lot.
"Were you going there to get lucky?" Dolcefino asks the frazzled Christian educator.
"No, absolutely not," Jordan responds.
"You weren't going there for sex?" Dolcefino probes, giving Jordan one more chance to fess up to the sex proposition.
The woman, who is not identified by name in the tape or the TV station's story, originally approached Jordan and the Parkway Christian School because her 18-year-old daughter had not passed a Texas standardized test nor completed her credits necessary for graduating, she told Dolcefino. The enrollment fee, tuition payment and some coursework through the small school allows students to receive a high school diploma without passing the state test, according to information posted on the school's Web site.
"For the uh, enrollment fee and stuff like that, maybe you and I can do something, you think?" Jordan asks the woman in the video. "Do you have sexual relationships often anymore? Are you seeing a man now?"
"So you gonna wipe everything if me and you get together?" she asks, pressing him for details on the lewd proposition.
"Excuse me, and I don't mean to be so blunt, but I am talking about f--ing you," Jordan responds, adding that for $300, they could "get together several times."
The woman told KTRK that no more than 10 minutes passed during her discussion with Jordan before he offered the exchange and if she were willing, he was ready to start cashing in on the spot.
"If you're not in like just a great big hurry, I know of a place not too far that we can go and I can just do that, we can just do some playing around a little bit," Jordan is recorded as saying.
The woman said she agreed to be wired during her interaction with Jordan to expose him to parents who send their kids to Jordan's Christian school.
At one point during the conversation, Jordan acknowledges that says he should apologize for making her think she might have to sell her body.
"I think that's wrong," he tells her. "It smacks of prostitution and I know you are not a prostitute." Jordan told Dolcefino that he had never made any similar offers to parents or perspective parents in the past.
Parkway Christian School in Spring, Texas, was co-founded by LeVern Jordan and his wife, who is identified on the school's Web site as an administrator, guidance counselor and English and Bible studies teacher.
A phone message for the Jordans left by ABC News was not immediately returned.
The school's office is closed on Fridays, but a public statement regarding the KTRK story was posted on the school's site that challenges Dolcefino's "story" for taking bits out of context and not offering Jordan's wife an interview.
"Mr. Jordan's apology for his inappropriate language and his asking for forgiveness, along with his refusal to take part in any further actions with this woman was not aired," according to the statement, which also distanced the school from LeVern Jordan. "He is no longer affiliated in any way with Parkway Christian School."
"The Parkway Christian School staff wants to remind you that we are all sinners saved by Grace, and we have forgiven Mr. Jordan for his wrong action," the statement said.