A former Houston Independent School District employee was arrested and accused of inappropriate conduct with a student that occurred while he was working at Hartman Middle School.
Mauricio Mendoza had sex with a 13-year-old student on several occasions and got her pregnant, according to prosecutors. Mendoza has since been arrested.
An El Salvador native, Mendoza is currently in police custody. The former Hartman Middle School employee is said to have had sex with the girl around December 13. The HISD said in a statement that allegations were first brought to their attention in December as well.
“The administration also notified HISD Police and Children’s Protective Services (CPS) of the allegation. Police conducted a lengthy and thorough investigation, which they concluded this month. Police presented findings from their investigation to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, which accepted criminal charges,” the district said in a statement.
Mendoza is being held on a $50,000 bond.
Who is Mauricio Mendoza?
Mauricio Mendoza is a former HISD employee who taught at Hartman Middle School. He is originally from El Salvador.
Mendoza is accused of having sex with a 13-year-old student and impregnating her.