Landrum fine arts teacher arrested again; accused of sexually harassing fifth grader

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Joe Mendez

Joe Mendez

Two additional charges have been filed against Landrum Elementary School fine arts teacher Joe Mendez, who was arrested in September on five counts of assault, for the alleged sexual harassment of a fifth grade student.

Mendez, 57, was arrested Friday, Oct. 4, and charged with two counts of class “C” misdemeanor assault. The charges stem from allegations made by a female fifth grade student attending Landrum, according to arrest affidavits filed by the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District Police Department with the office of Precinct 3, Place 2 Justice of the Peace David Garza.

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