High school teacher confesses to lewd conduct with teen boys
SAN ANTONIO - A Judson high school teacher is behind bars Thursday morning after confessing to lewd conduct with at least ten boys.
The suspect is 28-year-old Jared Anderson. He teaches high school English, and he was also a group leader at a local church.
Police say Anderson hosted parties at his house on several occasions and invited teenage boys. One of these parties happened February 12th with seven boys ranging from 15 to 17 years old. There was a sign on the door reading, "The last one to strip naked loses."
Police say all of the boys got naked and Anderson coerced them into lewd conduct. Police also say Anderson and another 17-year-old boy exchanged pictures of each other's genitals.
Detectives say some of the victims' parents handed over apologies that Anderson sent in text messages and one voicemail.
He is now charged with two counts of sexual performance of a child and one count of indecency with a child. His bond as been set at $150,000. But there are not done with this investigation, and say there could be as many as 12 charges before it's all over.
Statement from Judson ISD:
Judson High School teacher Jared Anderson has been put on administrative leave pending the results of an investigation being conducted by San Antonio Police of allegations of sexual misconduct. Mr. Anderson has been employed by JISD for two and a half years as an English teacher.
Judson ISD is obviously very concerned about these charges and will fully cooperate with the ongoing investigation by SAPD, but will let the legal process take its course.
As has been explained in the past, Judson ISD conducts a multi-layered screening process with every potential employee that checks for any and all felony or misdemeanor charges.