HOUSTON - Criminal charges have been filed against a former elementary school substitute teacher after allegations surfaced of inappropriate conduct with three students at an elementary school.
Pete Garcia Hernandez, 49, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with three counts of indecency with a child after several parents complained in November that he had kissed and touched girls in the first grade class, The New York Post reported.
According to The Houston Independent School District, allegations were first reported to school officials in November. Hernandez is accused of engaging in inappropriate conduct with three students while working at Looscan Elementary School between October 24 to November 4 in 2016.
Court documents shows that three girls in the suspect's class reported to investigators that Hernandez had kissed them on the mouth, touched their chests and sat them on his lap. When asked about the allegations, Hernandez reportedly told investigators that the kissing happened on accident and that "he was speaking close with them and his tongue accidentally went in their mouth."
Hernandez, who is no longer employed by the district, confessed to investigators that he had sexual thoughts as students were on his lap for a lesson on “force of motion.”
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