By Domingo Ramirez Jr.
A Fort Worth school district teacher’s assistant has been arrested on suspicion of performing a sex act on a teenage boy in the parking lot of Richland Middle School.
Richland Hills police identified the man as Moises Castellon, 23, of Fort Worth. He was arrested Friday at his home and was released after posting $100,000 bail on a charge of sexual assault of a child.
Castellon was placed on administrative leave April 27 pending the outcome of the case, district spokesman Clint Bond said Tuesday.
Bond said parents at Diamond Hill Elementary School, where Castellon was a special-education teacher’s assistant, were not formally informed of his arrest.
“There was no indication that any child in Fort Worth ISD has been involved,” Bond said.
Castellon joined the district in 2008, according to district records.
“We are not aware of any other boys involved at this time,” Richland Hills Detective Tye Bell said Tuesday.
Castellon is accused of performing the sex act on the 15-year-old Dec. 31 after meeting him in an online chat room and arranging a meeting in the parking lot.
The boy is not a student in the Fort Worth district, Richland Hills police said.
The teen told police that he met a man who he thought was 17 in the parking lot. The man, who called himself “Junior,” performed oral sex on him in the man’s black Toyota Corolla, according to an arrest warrant affidavit released Tuesday.
The teen told police that he stayed in contact with the man.
The teen and the man arranged another meeting Jan. 17, the affidavit stated. The teen had his mother drive him to the school after he convinced her that he needed to exercise, police said.
The teen spoke out in early April after going to the Hurst office of Cook’s Children Medical Center.
Authorities called Castellon on April 25. He denied knowing the teen, going by the name “Junior” or owning a black Toyota Corolla, according to the affidavit.
Police determined, however, that Castellon did drive a black Corolla. On April 27, the teen picked Castellon out of a photo lineup, the affidavit stated.
Source : telegram