Del Rio teacher held on child porn charges

Ruben Vasquez taught first grade at Calderon Elementary

Published On: Nov 29 2012 05:55:43 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 29 2012 10:44:08 PM CST
DEL RIO, Texas -

A first-grade teacher in Del Rio is in federal custody on child pornography charges.

Ruben Vasquez has been on leave since July after ICA agents and Beaumont police picked up on his alleged activity on the internet.

Ruben Vasquez, 38, was put on leave from his job as a first-grade teacher at Calderon Elementary where he'd been for seven years.

However, the police chief for the San Felipe-Del Rio School District says federal agents told him it does not appear any local children were involved.

According to a federal affidavit, Vasquez claimed curiosity got a hold of him after his divorce.

Agents say they not only found child pornography on his home, but also pornography involving animals.

Parents say they still worry what kind of contact their children may have had with Vasquez.

"If they have any concerns that we to look into, we'll definitely do that," said San Felipe-Del Rio CISD police Chief Raymond Haynes.