A Flower Mound High School teacher was arrested Monday by Dallas Police and charged with indecency with a child, a second-degree felony.
According to a press release issued by DPD, James Larue Moore, 58, was arrested for an offense that police believe occurred five years ago at a private residence.
According to an arrest warrant affidavit Moore had been a friend of the victim’s family for years. It states Moore would visit the victim’s family when they lived in Mexico and helped them adjust to their new life in the United States when they moved to Dallas in 2014.
The affidavit states the boy and his siblings would be allowed to visit Moore at his apartment in Lewisville.
The affidavit states the boy and his siblings would often spend the night at Moore’s apartment. But around June 1, 2015 the boy spent the night at Moore’s apartment without them.
The affidavit states that’s the first time Moore touched the boy inappropriately and that it happened six times over the course of three weeks – five times at Moore’s apartment and once at the boy’s apartment in Dallas.
In July of 2015 the boy told his sister about the offenses, and she suggested messaging the suspect about it on Facebook messenger for proof.
The affidavit states Moore admitted to the offense on messenger and apologized. It stated the boy told his mother about what happened, and she called Moore. Moore then called the mother to leave a voicemail in which he admitted to what he did and apologized, the affidavit states.
It states the boy didn’t want to report the offense at the time because he felt “embarrassed and nasty.”
On Oct. 20 the boy met with Dallas police and agreed to call Moore on a recorded call. In that call Moore admitted he knew the boy was 13 years old at the time of the offense.
The affidavit states the boy, now, 17, recently learned that his teacher in Dallas was about to accept a job at Flower Mound High School. Recalling that Moore was a teacher at FMHS at the time of the incident, “bought back a flood of memories that he had tried not to think about for four years,” the affidavit stated.
The boy decided to tell that teacher about the incident. The teacher then notified supervisors, who called Dallas Police.
The release states that police are concerned there may be additional victims since Moore is a teacher.
According to the school’s website Moore is a Spanish teacher.
Amanda Brim, chief communications officer with Lewisville ISD, said Moore is on administrative leave pending the investigation.
She said as far as the district knows the incident in question did not involve any FMHS students.
Brim said Moore started working for LISD on May 30, 2008 and has only worked at FMHS.
Anyone with information about Moore is asked to call Det. Rodriguez or a supervisor at the Dallas Police Department’s Child Exploitation Squad at 214-671-4200.
To read the letter sent to FMHS and FMHS 9 parents by the district, click here.