New on-line predator charges against former San Benito choir teacher

Alfredo Hernandez // Brownsville City Jail August 2013 Photo

A former San Benito middle school choir teacher is back behind bars after being accused again of preying on children on-line.

A three-month, multi-agency investigation ended with 30-year-old Alfredo Hernandez behind bars on multiple charges on Thursday.

Brownsville ISD police charged Hernandez with seven counts of soliciting a minor and four counts of possession of child pornography.

Hernandez once worked as a choir teacher at a San Benito middle school where he had worked for six years.

The former teacher resigned in October when Harlingen police arrested him in an undercover sting where he thought he was meeting a 12-year-old girl.

Police Department continues investigation

San Benito CISD Police Department personnel are working closely with the Cameron County District Attorney TMs Office as they continue their ongoing investigation involving Alfredo Hernandez, a former San Benito middle school choir teacher.

The teacher in question resigned last October after being employed with the San Benito CISD for six years. At the time of his arrest by the Harlingen Police Department, San Benito school officials took the necessary measures in regards to notifying Texas Education Agency TMs State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC) about the teacher TMs alleged incident.

Due to the fact that this case is considered an ongoing investigation, and in an effort to safeguard the integrity of the investigation involving Hernandez, additional details cannot be divulged atthis time. -30-