Another Texas teacher is charged with having an “improper relationship” with a student, and police say there could be more victims.

Ruben Francisco Martin, 29, a teacher and assistant wresting coach at Trinity High School in Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District, is accused of involvement with a 16-year-old female student.

He is charged with improper relationship between educator and student, a second-degree felony punishable by two to 20 years in prison.

Texas Penal Code defines an improper relationship as a primary or secondary school employee engaging in either sexual contact with a student of any age or sexually explicit communication with anyone younger than 17 years of age.

The Euless Police Department said HEB ISD administrators called them about the allegations on Tuesday, and an investigation yielded enough evidence for an arrest warrant to be issued on Wednesday.

Martin arranged through an attorney to turn himself in and was booked into the Tarrant County Jail on Thursday.

The district issued a statement Thursday saying that Martin had been placed on administrative leave.

Police say they believe from their investigation that “more victims could exist.”

Anyone with further information is asked to contact Euless Detective Patrick Cunningham at 817-685-1559.

Texas Scorecard has reported on dozens of Texas educators accused of sex crimes involving students, and more “bad apples” are being charged almost every day.

Erin Anderson

Erin Anderson is a Senior Journalist for Texas Scorecard, reporting on state and local issues, events, and government actions that impact people in communities throughout Texas and the DFW Metroplex. A native Texan, Erin grew up in the Houston area and now lives in Collin County.