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Former Teacher's Aide, Lisa Zuniga Duran, Fights For Custody Of Child Conceived While Molesting 13-Year-Old

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lisa_zuniga_duran.jpgLisa Zuniga Duran, a former teacher's aide who was impregnated by a 13-year-old boy she raped while at a church school, fought for custody of her three-year-old daughter. Duran was given the lenient sentence of 30 days in jail, 10 years probation and a $500 fine for her molesting of the 13-year-old back in April of 2003. I'm sure those 30 days in jail really set her straight and will ensure that she doesn't molest other little boys for the rest of her life.

Here's the back story on the fight for custody and the results of the fight below. The fact she's in court and not rotting in prison is just a testament to the lack of penalties being handed down by our criminal justice system ... even in Texas.


Zuniga was pregnant Jan. 24, 2003, when she pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child. Her daughter was born on Feb. 7, 2003.

The boy's family allowed Duran to initially raise the girl as long as they were granted visitation rights and Duran was supervised.

The now-17-year-old student and his parents want custody of the child, and said Duran, a registered sex offender, should not raise the girl.


"When it comes to my criminal case, I plead guilty. But when it comes to me being a bad mother, I’m not guilty," Duran said in August 2005.

Duran also testified Tuesday. She broke down as she described her fears of being separated from her daughter.

She said she worried that the child would be exposed to physical and emotional abuse if she's sent to live with the boy and his parents.

There ya have it folks, an admitted pedophile and child molester tries to blame the victim and make them seem like horrible people. Now one thing of note is that the 17-year-old has already knocked up his girlfriend and plans to support the two kids with a "night job". If it weren't for the fact that his parents were going to help raise the child I'd be against this, but I simply can't side with this sicko.

Which way do you think the judge ruled? Well here's your answer:

Houston Chronicle

After two days of testimony, state District Judge Doug Warne ordered Lisa Zuniga Duran, 30, to continue caring for the child as the primary parent. The girl's father, Andrew Gallardo, 17, of Edmond, Okla., was granted visitation.

Gallardo and his mother, Tammy Ambriz, filed suit seeking custody of the child after Duran stipulated their visits with the child be supervised. Since Gallardo and his family had not seen the child in seven months, Duran said she and her daughter's therapist thought it best to have someone familiar to the girl be present.


The judge's order calls for Gallardo to see his daughter two weekends a month with someone familiar to the child present. Starting in September, the visitation period will be extended with visits unsupervised beginning in November. In June 2007, Gallardo will be able to have his daughter for a week.


Gallardo, who will turn 18 next month, was ordered to pay Duran $50 a month in child support. The judge ordered him to take a parenting class by September.

Wow! Have you stopped shaking your head yet? The victim is run through the ringer on this one. I have nothing against the parenting classes, but being ordered to pay child support for a child conceived when he was 13 by being raped ... WTF!

If anything Lisa Zuniga Duran should be paying him, since he is the victim of her crime. What happens to the boy if he doesn't pay the child support? Does he go to jail? That would just be the most asinine thing in the world.

This is just ridiculous. What do you think of this decision?

Tipped by: The Education Wonks, where EdWonk has his reaction posted.

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In regards to the Duran-Gallardo situation, how do you think the public and the Judge would have felt if the genders were reversed? What if it had been a 13 year old girl that had gotten pregnant after being molested by a older man? That man would be spending the rest of his life behind bars....this makes no sense. Its as if you are a woman, you can do whatever you want to young boys and not have to worry about any kind of punishment. 30 days in jail????????????? What a joke....

Posted by: Shannon on August 31, 2006 10:27 AM

this is just too frustrating and fucked up, wtf is right. if i knew this bitch, i'd through a blanket party, then she couldn't raise the kid cause she'd be breathing though a tube, sick fucked up bitch and what a stupid fucking piece of shit dumbass judge....fuck!...

Posted by: Julia on January 12, 2007 04:16 AM

If you ask me,the boy and the family looks like the bad guys here.I think the judge did the right thing.And the boy had another baby!?Doesnt sound like one of those honest people.I agree the punishment was light,but the mother should be allowed to raise her own child.

Posted by: Zett on February 1, 2007 12:40 AM

Hey, she's hot! She can wank me anytime.

Posted by: Rooster on May 30, 2009 12:27 PM

You are mixing up the two cases. The sick miscarriage (sorry for the mixed metaphor) of justice was for the first ruling. Zuniga should have spent years in the slammer getting slapped around by some reform school broads. Never allowed to see her child and have the child brought up by either the State or the Church orphanage where she used to work. That's my ruling. I'm sure this is a case of lawyers plea bargaining away adequate punishment....

But as for Gallardo.... (First of all why does his mother have a different name than he???) You are mixing up the first crime with an appeal filed by HIM. HE is filing a case with the State of Texas claiming custody. This is an absurd proposition because he is INDIGENT. You can verbally say "his mother will help raise the child" but in a Court of Law the name Gallardo is the appellant. That does not wash. The only other legal course is for his mother (what's her name again?) to legall adopt the child. The sad fact is that there is no other employed parent except Zuniga. With a psychologist monitoring this child it will work out for the best.

Maybe Gallardo would like to ... hello? Get a job! Before he starts saying he's the father and deserves custody.

Zuniga is a predator and a menace to children. Hopefully this will make people think twice about women like her who are "so good with children." Good looks and church mouse personality do not mean that she knows anything about healthy relationships. Gallardo is scarred for life. But as a legal appellant he is a joke too. Poor kid. Maybe he ought to focus on his gf his own age and their child.

Posted by: Jim Brandt on June 23, 2009 04:18 PM

This woman is a sick sick person. She has been exposed. She is involved in her youngest daughter's tball team and around other children at a local ball park, El Franco Lee in Houston Texas. She is putting on this image that she is a good person. Her time for judgement will come. Sad thing is women like her are forgiven to easily. She watches other friends children and that to me is wrong. What is the system doing?? Showing all these sickkos it's okay to molest a 13 yr old, mislead them and corrupt there lives forever. Boy or girl, she raped the kid and ruined his life. Atleast he had the heart to want the kid in his life after dealing with that MONSTER. We are all watching you Lisa Zuniga Duran. Watch your back sickko. Kids end up in suitcases killed, rapped and left for dead by people like her. "Emotionally unstable" bu**sh**!! Put her away. God will be the one to seek justice on monsters like her. [address removed] is where she lives dear God. Public Record on Sex Offenders

Posted by: john on September 22, 2009 09:31 PM

She was let free?? OMG. This lady has to be put away. My niece dance at a local dance studio where her daughters went and went by the last name Duran. Sad the little 7 yr old didn't even get the real dad's last name Gallardo. Weeeirdoo. Ewwewwweww. I actually remember her being at my nieces dance recital and in the dressing rooms with the little girls. Is that legal?? PI who had a kid at the dance studio told my sis to be weary of her. That she is on probation and a child predator. Scary. She looks like any average fat bitch mom type. Sad thing is her kids are gonna grow up and google her fat ass and see the truth. Poor kids. They are still blessings. Poor kid that got tortured by this fat bitch. hopefully she was better looking then. EEEWWWW>

Posted by: Marggie on October 4, 2009 07:42 PM

I heard through someone she works in Pasadena/Deerpark area at AXION off the beltway. My friend at school told me she lives down the street from her. We were bored and looked her up and sure enough she lives at the dead end. Funny thing is I think she is at a DEAD end in her life. She is fat and creepy. She looks like a mom but when u know her story she is Creepy. We never see the kids outside. She is a hermit i guess. My brother said he has seen her at local bars. Hmmmm, funny not at local daycares! lol!! Well i feel for the little girls having to deal with her past and just to think how simple it is to google her and see all the stories about her. My mom said she'd kick her ass to hell if she ever looked at us. That's a true mom. Not one that fucks a lil boy and uses him as a sperm donor. yuck :P What comes around goes around.

Posted by: Dahlia on October 8, 2009 08:52 PM

She will get her ass kicked when she least expects it. Believe me, I am in line for that one. Bitch. Let her show her face in public. I will go up to her and shout out what she has done and who she is. Pervert. Booohooo....WTF ever. I think I'll find her. Not wait for her. Just so she knows I am not bs'ing.

Posted by: Jesus on October 23, 2009 03:43 PM

Word has it that she his HIV positive. What comes around goes around. The retard that fathered her second child, Jesus, told us she is way off....she is delusional, satanist, unpredictable and not trustworthy. Parents beware. Wolf in sheeps clothing. Sad trend with teachers and students these days. They need to lock them up and let them pay the price with abusing trust. Trust that children are left at school to learn and be safe from predators like her and the recent "outbreak" of pediphiles in Houston. Should have thrown her in jail to set a trend and an example to all child predators. Don't blame the kids for the actions, blame the desperate psychos that need an dildo onstead of someones son. Bitch.

Posted by: roland on November 3, 2009 10:49 AM

Whore....Dirty filthy whore....She is a fake fake person with mental issues. Her kid Mia and Alanis are victims of torture just living with this woman. Supposably her "friends" she was in a "cult"...WTF? Sad sad reality of how people are eft to slide on through the system and go about their fake ass lives. Just like a true predator,waiting for her next victim. How can anyone trust her with children and teenagers? Where is the husband of the youngest? He is separated from her and should have full custody. Unbelievable. POS! How would she feel if and when her daughters are 13 and get knocked up by some old man? Hmmm, what comes around goes around. She will be judged one day by one and only true judge Himself.

Posted by: Xavier on November 18, 2009 01:07 AM

This is just mind-boggling. It's also one of the reasons that I as a young man will NEVER get married or have kids, ever.

Posted by: Jayce Simpson on December 13, 2009 11:38 AM

Ugh y'all people are crazy she is not pyscho at all!!! She is a normal perish just cuz of one mistake! I know her very well and don think y'all know her just cuz u see her. She is a stable person. She was unhappy that is y she did thAt stupid mistake and I probably know her better than anybody so shut up. Bout rumors. And btw she isn't a hermit she hAs a life! Gosh people. Try to think y'all know her y'all don't

Posted by: Julia on January 15, 2010 01:12 PM

and i just want to say who ever wrote this doesnt get it. u only hear one part of the storyy but yall believe everything!!! i know her so well! and she is not anything that yall say she is! so dont judge okay what u hear when u only hear 1 storyy!

Posted by: julia on January 16, 2010 02:39 AM

WTF....Wake up and smell the pedifile dumbass. If you weren't so curious to know the filth on this child molester, you wouldn't be on here. Some friend you are. I hope you dont have any 13 yr olds laying around for her convienience. Unhappy...she screwed up an inocent kids life. LIFE. She deserves to burn in hell. As easy as it is to find out her info she can easily be found and justice can be sought. Geez.

Posted by: jenni on January 18, 2010 11:04 PM

Sounds like a 13 yr old kid made that comment. Maybe her bff's kid. hmmm?

Posted by: Amy on January 18, 2010 11:07 PM

No one is judging...they are merely stating facts that are presented to the public eye. She messed up and now has to live with this mark for the rest of her life. If you are friends with this monster then you are just as bad as her to even defend her. I hope for your sake Julia that your children or anyone you love dearly never gets into a situation like this. Then you'll know what we see when we hear of these malicious details of a child molester. You seem to be brain washed and convinced that she made a mistake? You need to reevaluate your friends and ask God for guideance on who is who in your life. Seems like she has your pretty darn convinced she is a saint. The way you use your vocabulary, you seem to be a child yourself. So hopefully you havent fallen short to this women and are "too close". God be with you kiddo.

Posted by: Monixa on January 19, 2010 12:11 AM

Once a person commits a sex act with a minor, especially a 13 yr old boy that gets you pregnant or whatever, they are scarred for life. No one will ever trust that person with their children at all. And if they do, I can only hope the safety of that child is not jeopordized. She should have been locked up and served time for the crime. Had it been a male the judge would have not thought twice. A 13 yr old can barely take care of themselves much less trust another "mother-figure" that seduced him and offered things no normal 13 yr old could get, like drugs beer etc. These people (sex offenders) are sheep in wolves clothing. Especially when they are caught the first time. The beast in them will emerge and hopefully no one falls victim to Lisa Zuniga Duran. Alot of people are angered by her action to this day and she walks around with a huge mark on her life. Damage was done. No forgiveness is at hand for this satanist.

Posted by: Everet on January 25, 2010 12:47 AM

I feel that this lady just needs to steer clear of all the judgement and be able to go on with her life. She didn't murder anyone, especially the child. Most selfish people in a situation like this would have probably not said anything and aborted the child. She stepped up and is raising this child along w/another. God forgives and as long as she has been convicted herself and is at peace with herself and her God she will be forgiven. If you are going to throw God's name into this use it the way he would want you too. He is not a punisher, He is a forgiver as long as you are convicted. The goal is never revenge or to hurt, but restoration and healing, to get the sinning party to get his or her life right with the Lord so God is free to work in their life for their own growth and change. So leave this lady alone to fix her life and spirtually restore it. Bite your tounges and move on. We are no one to judge. Do this for the sake of her kids. Sad to live in community and have everyone know who you are. I personally don't know her but I am aware of who she is in my community and I see her trying to be a mother and move on. If she didn't care about her kids she would support their goals and hobbies. I saw her trying befor she got shut down by slander and gossip. Think about this before you judge her. Like I said I may be the last person anyone would expect to stand up for her but it's torture. Her kids will never get to live a normal life if she has this cloud looming over her.

Posted by: Tanisha on January 27, 2010 01:23 PM

Quit talking that blah blah blah. I know you pot head Julia Minjares Ramirez Hemmans.....WTF. Nuff said chubbs.

Posted by: me on March 10, 2010 11:50 PM

"Conceived child while molesting 13-yr old boy"!!!! WTF!! What kind of saitanistic bullshit is this. And the fatty kept the kid?? Better off in an adoptive family with out any psycho mom. Poor kid is lucky to have been born healthy. 13 yrs old?? What in God's name was this Fiona looking wench thinking? Anyone who supports and allows twisted individuals in their child's life like this Lisa chick has got to be an idiot. From comments in her defense....shame on you. She is a pediphile. I have worked in criminal law with child protective services for 13 yrs to say that there are some people out there who NEVER change. Chances are she molests her own children for lack there of attention and affection.

Posted by: william on April 22, 2010 01:20 AM

let just say....I know her to well...and she deserve to have been put in jail and cause would have been the other way around he would be sitting in jail right now...! Hmmmm how well do i know her enought to tell eveyone she carried him as a baby and babysitted him when he was little (13 yr old)....not only was she a teacher but s close family friend that knew what she was doing was wrong and she didnt want know one to know. What a fool she was.

Posted by: td on May 11, 2010 02:25 PM

She is an idiot that will burn for all she did. Sexually trasmitted diseases, child with learning disabilities, loses jobs over her past, etc etc etc. She works in Pasadena/Deer Park area and people do talk honey. No telling when her ghetto ass will get cut. Her twin is just as much to blame for he idiocracies. Well actually not her twin her mirrored image bff. They share everything! Sick bitches. How can anyone trust this witch at all? She needs to be locked up.

Posted by: XX on September 2, 2010 10:59 AM

First of all I have to say is that gender should not play into the punishment of a convicted sex offender. Although it was a lighter sentence then it should have been, it is what the judge ruled.

Now as to the majority of the comments I have to say judge not least ye be judged! There is no reason to think this woman is out prowling the school yards for children.

No one has even mentioned here that Andrew admits having made the first pass, or that they were in this relationship for more then 7 months. Yeah Yeah I know she should have been the adult and turned down his advances but she didn't. Were they in love? only they can say! Love doesn't take account for age. If it did there wouldn't be so many May-December marriages now would there.

In today's society it is frowned upon to be in love with someone 1/2 your age. Wasn't that long ago when families would gladly give their young teenage daughters to 30 or even 40+ year old men and love had nothing to do with it.

Don't get me wrong I don't condone her behavior, but it seems almost everyone here has got the rope out and are looking for the tree. She was convicted, sentenced and is living with the consequences of her actions.

One last thing, my Father use to tell me "when you point your finger at someone there are three pointing at you!"

Posted by: JqP on September 13, 2010 01:35 PM

To whomever stated the above comment, you sure know Alot about this boy and Lisa lady. I'm 25 and get hit on continuously at the gym I work at by kids in high school and sone advances are very forward and provocative. I turn the cheek as a Christian an as a grown woman. Now for the blame to be on a 13 yr old boy that barely is in puberty stages and probably clueless to what is right and what is wrong, this is 100% on her. She built up this kids trust, from what the above comment stated, from the time he was a baby Til he was 13. Classic child molester case. I studied child psychology long enough to know that children, 13 or 5 lean towards those who are caring and trustworthy other than their parents. You sound like u know an awful lot about this issue and maybe the rapist Lisa is a friend of yours, or maybe even you are Lisa. Damage is done. All these words are meaningless and the judge made a huge mistake. The only thing left is to be weary of this person and watch your children or even yourselves, no doubt once a pediphile always a pediphile. She is in a community of blind people. She should not be allowed in public places. If she has this daughter who now wld be 8? And another that wld be 6? She is around school aged kids regardless. it takes the community and city to take it upon themselves to be aware of these people. Do not defend her. How dare u say they were in a relationship when she denies the boy his rights to custody of "Mia" and is accused of misleading Lisa into falling in love?? Honestly, tell me that doesn't sound like a brainless thing to say. !!13 yr old misleads his care taker/teacher/devil worshiper (I'll explain) lisa his lover into having his child and falling madly in live with him!!! What did he do, write love notes saying Lisa and Andrew for/? Come on people. Lisa went on Oprah! Stating she fell in love. Word has it she was a devil worshipping, loner that had no direction in her life and needed affection. That's from the cows mouth. And on court records. She used the kid Til she was able to be pregnant and that took several attempts over a seven month period. So turn those three fingers and point them right back. Justice will be served. Watch it now.

Posted by: Sen on January 15, 2011 03:24 AM

Well I know the family of the boy n his grandparents were pastors of the church. And Tammy, Andrews mom is simply trash. She had different baby daddys. That's y Andrew had different last name. I know both families n neither r inocent people especially Andrews family.

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