Disturbing Details of MISD Teacher Charged With Indecency With a Child 10/18/13
CBS 7 News
October 17, 2013
Midland, TX - 62-year-old Juan Leovardo Melendez an MISD substitute teacher is charged with indecency with a child.
I've been in close contact with a spokesperson for the Midland police department who
says Melendez is accused of hitting, choking and inappropriately touching elementary students during his three-day span as a substitute teacher.
According to MPD statements it was students who reported this to their other teachers.
The affidavit obtained by The MRT states that some children had bruises.
That document goes on to say the substitute cut their hair, called them names, hit them and improperly touched the female students.
Investigators say, Melendez denies these charges and allegedly claims the children liked to hug him because of his accent.
Two of the girls in the classroom were interviewed before law enforcement issued the warrant for an arrest.
Melendez is behind bars on a half a million-dollar bond for indecency with a child through sexual contact, which is a second-degree felony punishable by 20 years in prison.