Soon, he began arriving home in expensive clothes and with new technology which his relatives say she and her husband bought him.
When Ciotta was arrested in September, police shared fears she may have had inappropriate relationships with more students.
A relative who cares for him said she went as far as to describe herself as his 'advocate'.
Samantha Ciotta, 32, was arrested in September on suspicion of having a sexual relationship with the boy for several months.
She was his teacher at Beaumont High School in Beaumont, , at the time.
The teacher, 32, now faces additional charges because other students were in the video Ciotta sent emails to his relative describing his improving behavior and, at first, the relative said she trusted her as his teacher.