Laredo Educator Arrested On Charges Of Child Pornography
Sep 16, 2013 at 9:47 PM CST
Sep 16, 2013
A long time Laredo educator is arrested over the weekend on federal charges of child pornography distribution. 53-year-old Jorge Valadez is a teacher at United South High School. He appeared before a US magistrate judge this morning. Valadez allegedly used a peer-to-peer network to share images and videos of child pornography. Assistant Superintendent, David Garcia wants to assure parents the district doesn't take allegations like these lightly. [cg:newsuper\david garcia\asst. Superintendent u.i.s.d] <<<"The allegations that have been brought against our employee, Mr. Valadez, are very serious in nature. As a district official, and the district itself, it does not take these charges lightly. What we normally do when we have allegations of a serious nature, what the district does, it normally places an individual on administrative leave with pay, pending the outcome of the investigation as well as the judication of the case in court.">>> If convicted, Valadez will face anywhere from 5 to 40 years in federal prison. As well as face a maximum fine of 250-thousand dollars.