A Houston elementary school substitute teacher has been charged with indecency with a child.
Pete Garcia Hernandez, 49, is accused of sexual contact with a child younger than 17 on Nov. 3, 2016, according to court documents.
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A day after about 20 parents protested outside the school based on the belief that Hernandez had inappropriately touched a child at school, the Houston Independent School District Police Department launched an investigation into the teacher.
The school’s principal told police that Hernandez was assigned to teach a first-grade class for just over a week, from Oct. 24 through Nov. 4.