HOUSTON – A former Houston Independent School District teacher accused of inappropriately touching at least one of his students appeared in court Tuesday morning.
The judge said Raymon Williams, 46, who posted a $100,000 bail, cannot contact the victim or her family, can’t get close to a daycare or school, and isn’t allowed to spend time with anyone under the age of 17. Williams must also surrender his passport by the end of the day, the judge said.
Court documents revealed that the former fourth-grade teacher was charged with indecency with a child after a 10-year-old student told the principal at Kashmere Gardens Elementary School that Williams had touched her.
According to authorities, the principal called police to the school on Jan. 15 after the student notified him that Williams had rubbed her shoulder and her inner thigh while she was sitting at her desk on more than one occasion.
The student said Williams had touched her inappropriately and then turned around and “rubbed over his crotch area” with several other female students witnessing it, according to court documents.
When asked if Williams has touched her anywhere else, the student said he had also touched between her legs and that she had also seen Williams touch her friends in the same places he touched her, court documents revealed.
Authorities said at least three other students were part of the original report, but their parents refused to pursue the issue further or let the students participate in a forensic interview.
Attorney Chris Tritico is representing Williams. He said Williams was cleared after the initial investigation, so he doesn’t understand why his client was arrested.
Williams’ next court date is March 23.