Teacher placed on leave after movie theater molestation arrest

Juan Luis Urbano // Harlingen Police Department Photo

A Brownsville middle school teacher has been placed on leave after being arrested for molesting a girl in a movie theather parking lot.

Brownsville ISD officials confirmed that Cummings Middle School teacher Juan Luis Urbano has been placed on administrative leave with pay.

Urbano surrendered to Harlingen police on an indecency with a child charge early Tuesday morning.

Investigators told Action 4 News that Urbano is a suspect in a March 15 child molestation investigation.

A teenage girl TMs parents told police that Urbano had sexual contact with her in the parking lot of the Cinemark 10 off North 13th Street in Harlingen.

Urbano appeared before a Harlingen Municipal Court judge on Tuesday morning where he was issued a $50,000 dollar bond.

Since his early Tuesday morning arrest, Urbano has not been back to his job as an 8th grade social studies teacher.