Update: New sexual charge against Dallas ISD teacher involves alleged 2011 relationship with student

teacherverification March 5, 2013 0

By Scott Goldstein


The victim in the latest sexual case filed against Dallas ISD teacher Philon Deberry was a Molina High School student who graduated in May 2011, according to police documents.

The woman was at least 18 when the months-long sexual relationship with Deberry began and she told police the relationship was “consensual,” the documents said.

She too had a sexual encounter with the teacher in a school locker room, police said.

Deberry’s attorney, Danny Clancy, said this afternoon that he had not yet spoken to his client about the new charge.

“I do know from talking to him in the past that he has denied the allegations, but we don’t know what this latest allegation is exactly,” Clancy said.

Original post at 12:40 p.m.: A Dallas ISD teacher arrested last month on charges he lured a student into a locker room and raped her is back in jail on a new sexual charge related to a different student, according to public records.

Philon Deberry, 43, was arrested on Friday and remains in the Tarrant County Jail on a felony charge of improper relationship between educator and student, according to jail records. His bail is set at $50,000.

Deberry of Fort Worth is a coach and teacher at Molina High School in Oak Cliff. He was on paid administrative leave as of last week. Details regarding the new case were not immediately available.

Deberry was initially arrested on February 20 on charges of sexual assault and improper relationship between educator and student. He posted bond and was released from the Lew Sterrett Justice Center last week.

Those charges involved a 17-year-old student who told police that Deberry had been “harassing her, hugging and kissing on her since early September,” according to the arrest warrant affidavit.

The sexual assault allegedly occurred in December at the school. The girl told police that Deberry lured her to a gym, took her to a locker room and locked the door, police said. He forced her to perform a sex act before she was able to break free and run away, the affidavit said.

Deberry’s defense attorney Danny Clancy could not immediately be reached for comment.

This article was written by Scott Goldstein   and originally published on crimeblog.dallasnews

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