Two Texas teachers accused in separate sex crimes against children were arrested on the same day and each charged with sexually assaulting a child and trafficking a child for sex.

Red Oak ISD teacher and coach Gershon Caston, 38, was arrested Thursday and charged with three first-degree felonies:

  • Aggravated sexual assault of a child
  • Trafficking a child to engage in sexual conduct
  • Compelling prostitution by a minor

Dallas Police made the arrest as part of a joint investigation by the North Texas Trafficking Task Force.

Investigators say the crimes were committed in June and July.

CBS News reports that Caston was hired in May to teach at Red Oak Middle School, and he has worked for three other districts in recent years: Duncanville ISD, Irving ISD, and DeSoto ISD.

The district notified parents that Caston had been placed on leave and said the charges do not involve district schools or students.

Caston obtained his Texas educator certificate in 2021, as a general classroom teacher and for special education.

He is being held in Dallas County Jail on a total $450,000 bond.

Former Nacogdoches ISD teacher Annaleigh Andrews, 24, was also arrested Thursday and charged with a dozen felonies:

  • Three counts of trafficking a child to engage in sexual conduct
  • Three counts of sexual assault of a child
  • Three counts of improper relationship between student and educator
  • Three counts of enticing a child with intent to commit a felony

According to CBS19, the district said Andrews taught at McMichael Middle School until she resigned earlier this month, before officials learned about the allegations on Wednesday and notified the district’s police department and Nacogdoches Police.

Andrews received a one-year Texas teacher certificate in August 2022.

She is being held in Nacogdoches County Jail on a total $825,000 bond.

Texas Scorecard has reported on dozens of Texas educators accused of sex crimes involving children, and more “bad apples” are 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.