Joe Mendez, San Benito, Texas (arrested Sept 2013)

Discussion in 'Tomcats' started by TMP, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. TMP

    TMP Himself

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    Joe Mendez, fine arts teacher at Landrum Elementary School, San Benito ISD, San Benito, Texas, "allegedly kissing student"

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    San Benito News: BREAKING: Landrum teacher faces assault charge for allegedly kissing student (Sept 26 2013)

    ... Joe Mendez was arrested by deputies with the Cameron County Sheriff’s Office on Monday for failing to appear in court on previous charges. CCSO Chief Deputy Gus Reyna Jr. said the failure to appear arrest stems from five assault charges filed against Mendez by the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District Police Department. No bond has been set for Mendez, who as of 2:40 p.m. Thursday was not listed on the Cameron County inmate list website. According to an arrest warrant issued by Precinct 3, Place 2 Justice of the Peace David Garza’s office and filed by San Benito CISD police, Mendez, 57, faces an assault by contact charge, a class “C” misdemeanor, for allegedly kissing a student last year.

    An affidavit for arrest states that on May 23, 2012, the parent of a female student—then 5 years old—attending Frank Roberts Elementary School filed charges against Mendez, who at that time was teaching at Frank Roberts, for allegedly kissing the girl on the cheek during class. “[The parent] stated that the teacher should have not made any physical contact with her daughter and felt that the kiss was offensive,” the affidavit reads, further stating that it was Gilbert Galvan—the principal at Frank Roberts in 2012—who instructed the parent to report the incident. The affidavit further states that Mendez allegedly remarked “se me fue la onda” when Galvan questioned him about the incident.

    Joe Mendez, San Benito, Texas, Landrum Elementary School, San Benito ISD, Frank Roberts Elementary School
  2. TMP

    TMP Himself

    Five assault charges for kissing a five-year-old on the check? Sounds like overkill ...

    Wonder how well the Pope would fare in San Benito? He has a terrible habit of kissing babies.