UPDATED: Sharpstown Administrators Accused of Failing to Report Abuse
UPDATE: A warrant has been issued for the Sharpstown High School teacher who was charged with having sexual contact with at least three students, Jeff McShan, the Harris County District Attorney's Office spokesman, said. Ysidoro Rosales-Motola, 55, has been charged with one felony count of indecency with a child and two felony counts of an improper relationship with a student.
McShan said Rosales-Motola didn't show up for court and appears to be on the run, hence the warrant.
Rosales-Motola is charged with having inappropriate contact with three male students. He allegedly had sexual contact with a boy who was younger than 17. The incidents with two other boys occurred in early October, court documents state. The investigation of his case led to the charges against Gasparello, Leiva and Thomson for not reporting the allegations of sexual abuse.
Sharpstown High School Principal Rob Gasparello has been touted around HISD as one of the district's top show ponies for his efforts to turn Sharpstown High School around, but now Gasparello, 58, is having his name paired up with Sharpstown for something far less glamorous. Gasparello and two other Sharpstown administrators have been charged with failing to tell police about at least one student reporting sexual assault.
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Assistant principals Silvio Leiva, 50, and Jason Thomson, 28, were also charged in failing to report allegations of sexual abuse, a misdemeanor, on Thursday, according to court documents.
In early October, a student came to Sandra Hughes, an ESL teacher, telling her that a teacher had touched his genitals, according to court documents. Hughes took him to Thomson. From there thing Leiva and Gasparello were both made aware of the allegations, according to court records, but failed to report this to authorities.
Gasparello was also charged with failing to report child abuse in the case of a 16-year-old female student who reported she'd been sexually assaulted before school. David Hicks, the football coach, found out about the assault from the girl's boyfriend and took it to Gasparello. Gasparello interviewed the girl and had her write down an account of the assault, but didn't contact law enforcement or the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, according to court records.
Gasparello was charged with three counts of failure to report child abuse. Thomson and Leiva were each charged with one. Gasparello was arrested Thursday afternoon and has been on $1,500 bail. Thomson and Leiva were each released on $1,000 bail.
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