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Local Teacher Accused of Indecency to Face No Other Charges for Now


BRYAN - Authorities have concluded their investigation into a former Bryan teacher who is accused of indecency with a pair of students.

At this time, Bryan Police say no further charges will be brought against Asael Paniagua, who had been teaching at College Hills Elementary School in College Station, but is accused of inappropriately touching two students while he taught at Milam Elementary in Bryan.

More than 30 students were interviewed concerning Paniagua, according to BPD. No additional incidents were reported, authorities say.

On February 6, BPD says a parent brought their daughter to the police department and said in 2010 while he was teaching at Milam, Paniagua touched the girl on multiple occasions. During their investigation into those allegations, another student who attended Milam told police she was touched by Paniagua in the 2007-2008 school year.

Paniagua, 34, taught second grade at Milam from 2007 to 2011. He was arrested in March on a pair of indecency with a child charges, which are second degree felonies carrying two-to-20 years in prison with a conviction. He is out of jail on a $20,000 bond.

At the time of his arrest, Paniagua was placed on administrative leave by College Station ISD.


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