A Texan high school teacher has been arrested for giving a 15-year-old student condoms, telling her to practice using them on a banana and making her touch his crotch.
Mario Alberto Gamez is facing charges of indecency with a child-sexual contact after the Haltom High School student dobbed him in to her school counselor last Thursday, who then contacted police.
According to DallasNews.com, the education assistant gave the teenager condoms, instructed her on how to use them and then suggested she ‘practice with a banana’.
Gamez then took down the girl’s home address, inquired as to when her father would be back from work, and offered to drop around more condoms to her apartment before her dad returned.
The student later told forensic investigators that Gamez had also taken her hand and placed it over his clothed genitals as she was leaving his classroom on April 16.
Police are investigating whether more students were victimized by the 31-year-old teacher, who has since resigned from the Birdville Independent School District, which encompasses Haltom High School.
In an interview with police, Gamez admitted that he had talked to the teenager about sex. He also confirmed that he gave her four condoms and instructed her on how to use them.
Protection: Gamez offered to drop more condoms to the student’s home when her father was at work
But the teacher told police the girl touched his pants of her own accord.
‘It still is an allegation and we take those seriously,’ school district spokesman Mark Thomas told StarTelegram.com.
‘We’re hoping that if there is anyone else that knows anything else about the alleged incident, they will contact the police.’
Gamez’ Facebook page, which has now been taken down, said he began working for the Birdville ISD in January 2009.