A teacher formerly employed at Hurst Junior High School is accused of having sex with his students. Police are asking for anyone with information related to the case to contact law enforcement immediately.
One Teacher Involved with Two Students
The math teacher maintained relationships with two students over a period of 10 months. The 27-year-old man is accused of engaging in sexual acts with the girls, aged 15 and 16, sometimes at the same time. He is further said to have provided the younger of the two girls with alcohol and marijuana.
He faces the following charges:
- Two counts of improper relationship between an educator and a student
- Two counts of sexual assault of a child
One of the students had told a friend of her alleged relationship with her former Algebra teacher. She said that they had begun speaking with one another on Facebook and he would bring her to his apartment for sex. The second girl was identified by the first and told police that she began having sex with the teacher when she was 15.
The former teacher was hired by the school district in January 2012 and resigned in June 2014. The relationship is said to have occurred during this time. He was arrested and posted bail the following day.
Improper Student-Teacher Relationship
An improper relationship between an educator and a student is a criminal offense in Texas that carries the possibility of up to 20 years of jail time and no more than $10,000 in fines.
The law against this type of relationship applies to any public or private primary and secondary school. Any employee of a school is prohibited from improper conduct with a student at that school.
If accusations of an improper relationship have been leveled against you, contact a criminal defense lawyer immediately. A criminal defense attorney from our firm can help you fight your charges.