HOUSTON – An ex-Houston Independent School District police officer is free on bond after being charged with indecency with a child.
Former HISD officer Jacob Ryan Delgadillo allegedly engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a 14-year-old student at Cullen Middle School.
Delgadillo, 29, was assigned to Cullen Middle School as an on-campus officer when the reports of sexual misconduct surfaced in November.
According to district administrators, Delgadillo was immediately removed from his post. He resigned in December while still on leave.
The district attorney accepted charges Wednesday and issued a warrant for his arrest.
The incident was reported by another student who also said the alleged victim told her sex acts involving the officer were performed in a girls' bathroom on campus.
"I'm really concerned," Kim Brown, a parent, said. "I don't really want my daughter here anymore. In fact, this is her last year. I really despise this school."
Samantha Stevenson, another parent said, "I think thats very inappropriate because you wouldn't want your student growing up in that kind of environment.."
Court documents state the witness also saw the officer looking into the classroom for the student and blowing kisses at her.
The court documents also state Delgadillo allegedly showed the student pictures of his genitals on his cellphone.
During the investigation, forensic detectives allegedly found images matching that description on his phone with Delgadillo in full uniform.
"It's unfortunate that they have somebody like that dealing with the kids," Edmond Bobino, another parent, said.
While being interviewed by investigators, Delgadillo denied all allegations.
That is little comfort for some parents just finding out about the situation.
"These innocent children shouldn't be affiliated or associated with things like that. They come here to learn, not to learn how to have sex," said parent Nekelie Hill.
School district officials released a statement: "HISD takes situations such as this very seriously, as the safety of students is always the district’s top priority."
Delgadillo lives northeast of downtown Houston. Family friends who grew up with him say he served in the military and was always seen as a stand-up individual. According to them, the allegations are shocking.