UTSA spokesman David Gabler fired after arrest on child sex charges

Gabler charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child


A UTSA associate vice president of university communications has been fired after he was arrested and charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child.

David Lee Gabler, a 17-year employee at UTSA, was the face of the university, doing most of its media interviews.

On Monday, the school sent out a release saying Gabler had been terminated.

UTSA offered no other comments.

According to a release from the Alamo Heights Police Department, an officer was patrolling the area around the 500 block of Argo Ave. when he noticed movement in a vehicle parked on the side of the road.

In the vehicle, officers found Gabler with a 15-year-old boy, police said.

Police said the boy told them he and Gabler were engaged in sexual activity.

The two apparently met in an online chat room. Because of that, the Secret Service, which has a Electronic Crimes Task Force, is investigating.

Gabler posted $75,000 bond and was released from jail late Friday.