SAN ANTONIO -- Bexar County authorities have arrested a man suspected of sexual assault of a child. County officials say they are surprised that a person with Moises Alfredo Garcia's history could get a job working in a school.
On Thursday morning the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Apprehension Unit cuffed the 43-year-old suspect at Harlandale Independent School District offices.
Authorities said Garcia had two active warrants issued for his arrest after he was indicted by a grand jury on two counts of sexual assault of a child. The offenses allegedly took place from 2001 through 2007. Authorities said the victims are two female children. San Antonio police began their investigation in 2010.
Garcia, who has been employed at Harlandale ISD since 2004, worked as a custodian at Stonewall Elementary School on the south side for the past 5 years, according to authorities. They also said Garcia worked for the Boys and Girls Club of San Antonio in 2011 and 2012, and for Northside ISD in 2001.
In 2000 Garcia was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. After receiving deferred adjudication, that charge was dismissed.
Thursday officers arrested Garcia at the district offices because they didn't want to arrest him in front of little kids.
"It's two separate counts: One the offense date is listed as December of 2006; the second offense date is listed as December 2007" said Tammy Burr with the Bexar County Sheriff's Office. "He was just indicted on these charges yesterday, and the warrant was issued, and again, he was picked up this morning."
As Garcia was being escorted by two officers, he told reporters he was innocent of all charges. Garcia was booked into the Bexar County Adult Detention Center. Each of the two counts carries with it a $75,000 bond.