Teacher Charged for Improper Relationship With Student

Dominique Lee Beachum
Dominique Lee Beachum | Image by Denton County Jail

Another North Texas educator has found himself in hot water due to allegations of improper conduct.

A private school teacher in Collin County has been arrested for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a student online, according to Fox 4 KDFW.

Dominique Lee Beachum of Flower Mound was booked into Denton County jail on November 28, per jail records. His bond has been set at $10,000.

If Beachum is found guilty of the second-degree felony charge of improper relationship between educator and student, he could face up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

The 22-year-old suspect graduated this spring from the University of North Texas with a degree in integrative studies.

The school at which Beachum taught was not made public. However, investigators said the student was enrolled at the same institution, Fox 4 reported. Police also said they believe the allegations involve just one student.

As previously covered by The Dallas Express, several North Texas educators and staff have been flagged for alleged sexual offenses committed against students this year.

On October 10, Keli Borish, 34, a paraprofessional working on several campuses across Keller ISD, was accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student as well as committing indecency with a child. The incident allegedly occurred in 2017.

On November 10, Javier Errisuriz, 35, an athletic trainer employed by Pilot Point ISD, was arrested on charges related to the alleged grooming of a 17-year-old student at Pilot Point High School.

Earlier this year, the second-largest school system in Texas, Dallas ISD, saw three of its employees arrested for alleged crimes committed against minors. The troubled district has seen falling student enrollment numbers alongside allegations of mismanagement and academic struggles.

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