Texas Elementary School Teacher Charged With Sexually Abusing 7-Year-Old Girl; Released on $15K Bond

A Texas elementary school teacher has been arrested and charged with sexually abusing a second grader during the 2020-2021 school year.

Victor Hugo Moreno, 28, was the 7-year-old girl’s teacher at Townsell Elementary School, the Irving Police Department said.

Moreno was arrested on July 21, police said, and promptly released on a $15,000 bond.

Police said that they did not learn of the abuse until this past spring. He was reported to authorities after an adult overheard a student talking about the abuse.

“The student made the reference that the reason Moreno was no longer employed was because he did something to an individual,” department spokesman Robert Reeves said, according to KTVT. “That student didn’t know he was let go because he didn’t get his certification. The adult then contacted the Irving PD and that’s when we began our investigation.”

Moreno resigned from the Irving Independent School District at the end of the 2021 school year when he failed bo meet certification requirements, police said, and taught afterward at the Plano Independent School District until he was fired for an unnamed code of conduct violation.

Irving police said they believe there are more victims.

“There is nothing leading us to believe this an isolated incident,” Reeves said.

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[Featured image: Victor Hugo Moreno/Irving Police Department]