32 year old Andres Soliz from San Elizario was arrested and is facing two felony charges of having an improper relationship between student and educator, according to a report by El Paso Times.
Mr Soliz is accused of sending text messages to a 15 year old male student that were “sexually explicit” starting on November 24. The texts included Andres Soliz asking the teen about his sexual preferences, Mr Soliz also asked the teen to send him a photo of his genitals. Mr Soliz also sent links to pornographic videos, the arrest warrant affidavit reveals, El Paso Times reports.
Andres Soliz also faces accusations of sending text messages to a 16 year old male student that were sexually explicit starting on November 1. The allegations against Soliz include him asking the student is he has watched bisexual or homosexual pornography, and if the student had sexual thoughts about him, the affidavit says according to El Paso Times.
The El Paso Times previously reported that Mr Soliz was placed on administrative leave on December 2. The report also includes that the Tornillo Independent school district recommended that Soliz’s contract should be terminated, Rodrigo Portillo, a TISD Assistant Superintendent said.
Mr Portillo said the TISD board of trustees will make a decision to fire Mr Soliz at a board meeting on Monday.
Andres Soliz deactivated his personal Twitter account last week, but on it, he identified himself as a “Tornillo High School English Language Arts and Reading and English as a Second Language teacher,” according to El Paso Times.
Mr Soliz was hired by TISD back in August of 2019 after he obtained his state teaching certificate last May, Texas Education Agency records reveal.
The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office said the investigation into Mr Soliz is still ongoing, and there is a possibility of additional charges against him, El Paso Times wrote.
Featured Image: Tornillo High School building (Left) Andres Soliz (Right, Credit: El Paso County Sheriff’s Office)
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