A former IT specialist at a Houston middle school has gone missing amid allegations he impregnated a 13-year-old student at the school.
According to ABC 13, Mauricio Mendoza has skipped town after posting bail and police have issued a warrant for his arrest.
The 37-year-old husband and father is facing allegations of aggravated assault after the mother of a 13-year-old student at Hartman Middle School discovered evidence of an inappropriate relationship on her daughter’s phone. The student took a pregnancy test after her mother notified the school district of the communication with Mendoza, and the test was positive.
“The defendant is believed to be the father of the unborn child,” Assistant Harris County District Attorney Patrick Stayton said at Mendoza’s court appearance on Thursday, according to Chron.com.
According to an earlier report, Mendoza was released on $50,000 bail on the condition that he turn over his passport. He is a U.S. citizen who legally migrated to the United States from El Salvador five years ago.
Photo: Harris County Sheriff’s Office