SAN ANTONIO – A former middle school English teacher was sentenced to eight years in prison Thursday. Raymond Casias pleaded no contest to charges of indecency with a child by contact.
In 2011, while he was a teacher at J.L. Matthey Middle School Casias, 44, allegedly had inappropriate sexual contact with a female student.
The student made an outcry in 2014 and Casias was subsequently indicted.
The mother of the student faced Casias in court after Judge Jefferson Moore sentenced him to eight years behind bars.
“Raymond Casias, the shame you feel must be unbearable,” the woman said. “Through your actions you have demonstrated a disregard for society and cultural law.”
We are not identifying the victim’s mother due to the nature of the case.
Moore ordered Casias to surrender his teaching certificate. His lawyer, Pat Hancock, said he had already done so voluntarily.
Casias must serve one-half of his sentence, day-for-day, before he is eligible for parole. Once he is out of prison he must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.