Male Texas teacher charged with sexually assaulting 6-year-old kindergarten girl who ‘kept her in classroom while others were on recess’
The Austin school district has fired 33-year-old Alfredo Andrade-Gaytan. Andrade-Gaytan taught a bilingual kindergarten class at a central Austin elementary school. According to an arrest affidavit, Andrade-Gaytan kept a six-year-old girl in the classroom while the remainder of the class went to recess and asked her if she’d like to play a game.
She was a student in Andrade-Gaytan’s summer Kindergarten class at Reilly Elementary. Police tried to question Andrade-Gaytan on Thursday, but he denied being alone with the girl. The girl told a parent she had been assaulted. Investigators say she was taken to a hospital, and DNA evidence has been found on her clothing. On Friday, Andrade-Gaytan allegedly called AISD police to confess, saying he wanted to talk about ‘making a mistake.’
There is no evidence that other students had been or will be in any danger. Andrade-Gaytan was removed from the classroom immediately following the allegations. Investigators don’t believe that Andrade-Gaytan knew the student, and he only had her in class one day. People who commit sex crimes on children tend to choose targets they are more familiar with, said Eric Mendez, the district’s police chief.
‘This is very disturbing. This is not typical behavior,’ Mendez said. ‘Usually in these types of incidents the suspect knows their victim or their intended victim for some time.’
Andrade-Gaytan had taught in the school district since 2009 and earned $43,000 a year. Kalina Orwick has four kids that attend Walnut Creek Elementary school. She said the fact that this was a kindergartner is very disturbing.
‘They don’t even know how to spell, they barely know their ABCs and they have to worry about parents and teachers that are crazy,’ said Ms Orwick to Fox News. Orwick said it’s scary as a parent to know you can’t trust your child’s teachers.
This is why parents like me don’t let our kids outside and are always suspicious of adults who choose to work with children. It’s actually very sad to even be aware that perverse twisted people like this walk among us.
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