New allegations made against Austin teacher arrested for sex assault

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by Ashley Goudeau, KVUE

KVUE

Posted on June 18, 2014 at 10:22 AM


Alfredo Andrade-Gaytan(Photo: KVUE News)

 

AUSTIN, Texas -- Angry, frustrated and saddened Walnut Creek Elementary School parents gathered at the school Tuesday night for a meeting with administrators and Austin Independent School District Police.
 
They were expecting to learn more about a teacher from their campus who is accused of molesting a 6-year-old on the first day of summer school at Reilly Elementary. What they weren't prepared to to learn was that there are now more allegations.

"Four more allegations, that's what they said. They can't, they didn't give us any more information," said Joanne Perez who has two daughters attend Walnut Creek.

Last Wednesday a 6-year-old girl said Alfredo Andrade-Gaytan molested her when her classmates were at recess. He initially denied the allegations to police but officers say he came back to the station the next day and confessed.

AISD police held meetings with parents at Reilly Monday and Tuesday announced that four more children have come forward.

"The allegations are from Walnut Creek Elementary. Because they are juvenile investigations there's not a lot of information that I can provide," said AISD PD Captain Christian Evoy.

Andrade-Gaytan started with AISD in 2005 as a teacher's aide at McBee Elementary. In 2008 he worked as a teacher's aide at Reed Elementary. From 2009 until 2012 he taught kindergarten bilingual classes at Linder Elementary, then moved to Walnut Creek Elementary in 2012 as a third grade bilingual teacher.

"I hope that there aren't any more allegations. I mean I hope there aren't any more victims out there. But if we get more allegations and we get more information we're going to follow through," said Captain Evoy.

Perez said her youngest daughter knew and interacted with Andrade-Gaytan. She said she talks with her children daily about school, but now has to go home and ask some tough questions.

"I mean how do you really start a conversation like that? With a 6-year-old? How is she, I mean she doesn't really understand," said Perez.

Experts with the Center for Child Protection say parents need to ask their children directly if anyone ever touched them in an uncomfortable way. They also say parents should ask if anyone ever told them to keep a secret because secrets are key in manipulating children.

The AISD board formally voted to fire Andrade-Gaytan at its meeting Monday night. He is being held at the Travis County Bond on $50,000 bond.

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