A Frisco police officer assigned to work in a local school district was fired then arrested and charged with multiple felonies involving sex with a 14-year-old student.
Kendal Augustus, 34, worked as a school resource officer in Frisco Independent School District.
Police say they learned of allegations earlier this month that Augustus had engaged in an “improper relationship” with a Frisco ISD student who was 14 at the time, during the 2017-18 school year.
Following an investigation, the Frisco Police Department fired Augustus on June 14, then charged him with sexual assault of a child, indecency with a child by sexual contact, and sexual performance of a child.
All three offenses are second-degree felonies punishable by two to 20 years in prison.
Augustus was booked into Denton County Jail on June 14 and released on June 15 on a combined $55,000 bond for the charges.
Frisco Police Chief David Shilson said he was “appalled” by Augustus’ actions.
“To the parents in Frisco, I want to assure you we will continue to hold all members of our department to the highest of standards in order to prevent this from happening again,” Shilson said.
Augustus was a member of the Frisco Police Department’s School Resource Officer Unit since July 2016. He is married, and he and his wife have one child.
Collin County court records show his wife filed for divorce in February. On June 15, she applied for a temporary restraining order.