by: Safiya Merchant
A San Antonio high school teacher has been arrested and accused of sexual assault of a child. Adam Paul Eannarino, 34, who teaches math at Lee High School, was arrested by Texas A&M University police and jailed Saturday at the Brazos County Detention Center.
According to an arrest warrant affidavit, Eannarino sexually assaulted a girl “from the age of 10 to 12 … four to five times per week,” starting around April 2011.
The girl’s mother told officers that her daughter made a Facebook entry about planning to kill herself. The mother, who lives in San Antonio with the girl, sent her to live with her grandfather in California. The girl then confided to her grandfather that she had been sexually assaulted by Eannarino in San Antonio, according to the affidavit. After learning of this, the mother traveled to California to speak with the girl, the affidavit states.
The case was initially reported to the Corona Police Department in California. The girl told an officer that Eannarino fondled her and forced her to perform sexual acts and view pornography on his computer.
The affidavit states that Eannarino also blindfolded the girl and bound her hands with black Velcro handcuffs while performing a sexual act.
This article was written by Safiya Merchant and originally published on mysanantonio