By Ciara O’Rourke
Former San Marcos teacher Steven De Leon has been arrested on two charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child, a first-degree felony, according to the San Antonio Police Department. He was arrested Thursday night and is in custody today in Bexar County, on $125,000 bond.
De Leon, 39, resigned from his position as a physical education teacher at Travis Elementary School on Tuesday amid allegations that he had an inappropriate relationship with a middle school student, according to a statement issued by the San Marcos school district.
De Leon assaulted the girl three times, at least once at his Martindale home, according to an arrest warrant, and once at her Caldwell County residence.
The warrant describes De Leon as the girl’s basketball and soccer coach though Iris Campbell, a spokeswoman with the San Marcos school district, said that he was only employed by the district as a P.E. teacher, not a coach.
De Leon worked for the school district as an elementary school teacher for 16 years, Campbell said. He has taught at Travis since the 2002-03 school year, Campbell said, and at DeZavala Elementary before that.
The parents of the middle school student told district officials Monday that they suspected De Leon of having a relationship with their child last summer, according to the school district. De Leon was suspended with pay that day and the district started an investigation involving local law enforcement agencies, according to the school district.
Source : statesman