After 21 years, ex-student accuses Houston teacher of sexual abuse; he was a friend of the victim’s family
HOUSTON – It took nearly 22 years for the victim of an alleged sexual abuse accused one of his high school teachers of sexual assault.
According to the authorities, in 2001 the teacher Thomas Fox, 56, sexually abused one of his studentswho was under 13 at the time.
The Cy-Fair Independent School District teacher was arrested on charges of aggravated sexual assault of a person under the age of 14.
Fox was accused by a student who was in high school when the alleged events occurred.
According to the victim, the teacher took advantage of his status as a friend of his family and a mentor to the student to touch him inappropriately and then engage in sexual encounters.
According to the investigations, the minor decided to speak after asking for counseling.
The Cy-Fair Independent School District learned of the events last Sunday and placed Fox on administrative leave on Monday, April 25.
Harris County authorities called on the community to report any cases of child abuse to 713-830-3250.
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