As a former Marble Falls Independent School District employee remains in the Burnet County jail on a $1.1 million bond, details about the charges against him are coming into focus.
Deavon DeLancey, 31, was arrested June 5 on charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child and possession of child pornography. Soon after his arrest, both MFISD and the Marble Falls Area Volunteer Fire Department terminated his employment.
The charges against DeLancey extend beyond allegedly putting cameras and videos in MFISD dressing rooms and bathrooms while he was an employee in the technology department, a situation addressed by MFISD officials in a letter to parents and media.
The aggravated sexual assault of a minor stems from a graphic video that was downloaded May 31 onto his personal computer at his residence that allegedly showed DeLancey sexually abusing a 4-year-old girl, according to the probable cause affidavit signed by the Texas Ranger in charge of the case.
Information obtained from MFISD by The Highlander’s Freedom of Information Act request reveal exactly when DeLancey was first hired by the district. Dr. Robert O’Connor, MFISD superintendent, told the newspaper June 9 that he did not have access to DeLancey’s employment records, and that he did not want to speculate on what happened “more than a decade ago.”
DeLancey was hired with the district almost 14 years ago, while he was still in high school.
For the full story, see Tuesday’s Highlander.