Dallas police said Wednesday morning a 15-year-old girl who appeared to have run away with her former teacher was located with the man.
The alleged victim was last seen Monday morning and later sent a text to her mother stating that she wanted to be with Scott Alcaraz. In April, Alcaraz was arrested and fired from his position as a math teacher and gym coach at Marsh Middle School.
Both were located on Wednesday after police acted on a tip. A person saw the victim and Alcaraz walking near a motel in southeast Dallas. The two were taken into custody without any issues.
The 27-year-old allegedly had sex with a student in his classroom twice while school was in session, according to an arrest affidavit. According to that affidavit, the victim "…quit having sex with him because she heard rumors he was having sex with another student...and then she saw [her] kissing the suspect in the classroom."
"When the incident first happened, [my daughter] did tell me a few things -- that he was really popular with the girls," said Jennese Cotton, whose daughter attends Marsh Middle School with the victim. "A lot of girls had crushes on him."
Alcaraz was free on bond while awaiting trial for sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child. The indecency charge is from reported interactions with the runaway.
According to recent court documents, Alcaraz was warned to stay away from the victim, but he was spotted with her.
On Feb. 5, his bond was increased and he was placed under house arrest with an ankle monitor. Then, on Feb. 14, Valentine's Day, he allegedly cut off the monitor and left home.
Alcaraz was booked into jail on Wednesday afternoon on an outstanding sexual assault warrant and a bond violation on a previous sex assault charge.
FOX 4 wanted to speak with Alcaraz's parents, but no one answered the door at their Pleasant Grove home. We did reach his attorney, but he said there was nothing he could say at this point.
It's unclear what additional charges Alcaraz may face.
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