Former MFISD employee arrested–UPDATE

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By Emily Hilley-Sierzchula on June 6, 2014. 6 Comments

A former Marble Falls Independent School District employee and former member of the Marble Falls Area Volunteer Fire Department remains in the Burnet County Jail on a $1.1 million bond Monday on charges of aggravated sexual assault on a child and possession of child pornography. The arrest of Cottonwood Shores resident Deavon DeLancey, 31, last Thursday night was the culmination of a lengthy investigation by Texas Rangers, a Texas Department of Public Safety spokeswoman said Friday.

Trooper Robbie Barrera said DPS, which oversees the Texas Rangers, and the attorney general’s offices are involved in the case, which will be presented to the district attorney. It is an open investigation, which limits the information that can be released.

MFISD officials said Friday he is no longer an employee with the district. He was an employee while he was being investigated by the Texas Rangers, according to an MFISD press release. DeLancey worked in the information technology department.

The MFISD press release states that DeLancey was being investigated for taking “inappropriate videos and/or pictures of MFISD students in district bathrooms and dressing facilities.”

For the full story, see Tuesday’s Highlander.

6 Responses to Former MFISD employee arrested–UPDATE

  1. J   June 6, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    I want to know what school(s) were affected! MFISD better address this and FAST! I want answers!!!

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  2. Courtney   June 9, 2014 at 8:37 am

    “J”
    I called the number that was on the email that we sent out about this. They weren’t able to give me much information, but I was told that it was at multiple campuses. I was also told that the district will be watching the videos with the Texas Rangers to identify all of the students captured on the videos. Once students are identified, the Texas Rangers will contact the parents of those students. If you have additional questions, the number was 830-693-4357. The gentleman I spoke with was Wade Stanford. He was very understanding and as helpful as he legally could be.

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  3. stacey   June 9, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Someone might also ask WHY if the Texas Rangers were notified of an issue in August 2013 they waited until he worked at all MFISD campus’ all year long before arresting him.

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  4. Concerned Parent   June 10, 2014 at 9:08 am

    The question people need to be asking is why was this individual allowed to work at the school district in the first place? He was arrested in 2003 for Injury to a Child. He was not convicted but this should have immediately disqualified him from obtaining any type of position with school. I would like to see the school district address this but I’m sure they won’t.

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    • Danny Mantle   June 10, 2014 at 10:40 am

      You’re saying that people who are arrested, yet not convicted of a crime, should be barred from certain employment? What about cases where defendants are arrested after a “victim” lies about abuse? An arrest should preclude employment, regardless of the disposition of the case?

      I realize emotions are high around cases like this — people are extremely quick to call for life (or death) sentences any time an arrest like this is announced. That’s not justice, it’s a mob calling for revenge. Nine times out of ten, the media’s portrayal of a case doesn’t include all of the facts of a case, and on rare occasions, the police investigation doesn’t uncover the full story.

      Opinions are good to have, but wait until someone has been proven to have participated in a crime before condemning them.

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  5. Concerned citzien   June 10, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    So the question is, why did the City of Cottonwood allow him to drive around in a police unit? After all, they knew about this in September? Makes you wonder about the judgment of the police chief and pubic officials.

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