A Galveston Independent School District police officer is accused of an improper relationship with a student and sexual assault of a child.

Victor Lee Cervantes, 30, was arrested about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Galveston Police Department on charges of sexual assault of a child, two counts of improper relationship between an educator and student and online solicitation of a minor.

Galveston ISD police officers notified Galveston city police they suspected an officer was having inappropriate relationships with one or more students, police said,

Cervantes has been accused of being engaged in sexual acts with one underage girl on two occasions and of sending explicit text messages to another girl, police said.

He had been placed on administrative leave from Galveston ISD following accusations, Superintendent Kelli Moulton said.

Cervantes has since resigned and the charges are under investigation, Moulton said.

“We take this matter very seriously, and we are deeply concerned that it appears something of this nature and this seriousness has happened at one of our schools and to one of our students,” Moulton said in a news release.

Cervantes is being held at jail on a total bond of $35,000.

The Galveston ISD board of trustees honored Cervantes for saving a student’s life during a council meeting in 2012, according to a news release on the school district’s website.

Those with information concerning the case are asked to call Galveston police at 409-765-3776.

Contact reporter Matthew deGrood at 409-683-5230 or matthew.degrood@galvnews.com




Matt deGrood began working at The Daily News as a reporter in Sept. 2016.

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