A former employee of Pilot Point Independent School District has been fired and arrested after allegations of child grooming arose this fall.
Javier Errisuriz, 35, became the subject of a joint Pilot Point ISD police and Pilot Point Police Department investigation on October 30 after he was accused of engaging in inappropriate conduct with a 17-year-old student at Pilot Point High School during his tenure as an athletic trainer from July to November of this year.
The district put him on administrative leave and launched its own internal investigation shortly thereafter. On November 2, Errisuriz was terminated.
On November 10, Errisuriz was arrested on charges of child grooming and booked into Denton County jail. This third-degree felony offense is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Errisuriz also previously worked at Comal ISD’s Canyon Lake High School and Keller ISD’s Keller High School. Anyone with information pertinent to the allegations currently faced by the former educator is encouraged to contact the Pilot Point authorities.
Child grooming was recently upgraded to a felony offense in Texas with the passing of SB 1527. This considers the grooming of a minor to be when an adult “knowingly persuades, induces, entices, or coerces, or attempts to persuade, induce, entice, or coerce” him or her to engage in conduct of a sexual nature.
Recently, another former Texas teacher was handed a federal prison sentence of 240 months and ordered to pay $5,000 to the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act for an allegedly inappropriate relationship with a 14-year-old student, as previously reported in The Dallas Express. Nicholas Dominique Bueno, 28, was previously employed in O’Donnell, Seagraves, and Lamesa ISDs.
In Dallas, there have been several cases of sex crimes logged throughout 2023. There have been 659 cases reported as of November 13, according to the Dallas crime analytics overview dashboard.