Former Arlington Heights teacher accused in 2nd case of indecency with child

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FORT WORTH -- Troubles continue to mount for a former Arlington Heights High School teacher as prosecutors levied a second charge of indecency with a child against him on Tuesday involving accusations of a second victim.

Chad Hawkins, once a former Texas Rangers baseball prospect, was arrested Friday on a warrant in connection with the new case.

In addition, he is being held in the Tarrant County Jail without bond on a warrant issued late last month after he cut his ankle monitor off while free on bond on the first charge, court records show.

Hawkins, who had been a history teacher and assistant boys basketball and baseball coach at the school, was initially accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old girl who had been a student in his history class, court documents state.

Westworth Village police had found Hawkins, 34, and the girl together -- apparently making out -- in his car Jan. 16 near LA Fitness in Westworth Village.

The girl later told investigators that she and Hawkins had been in contact through Facebook and her phone. She said she didn't have sex with Hawkins but that he had made inappropriate contact with her.

Hawkins had been free on bond in that case when a warrant was issued for his arrest on Feb. 8 after he failed to appear at a court hearing that day. His bond was reinstated Feb. 22 after he and his attorney showed up in a Fort Worth court.

On Feb. 28, court records show, Hawkins' bond was once again held insufficient and a warrant issued for his arrest on accusations that he had cut his ankle monitor.

Officials say the second case involves allegations that Hawkins engaged in sexual contact with another teen student.

Hawkins' attorney, Izak Gregory of Southlake, declined to comment Tuesday.

Deanna Boyd, (817) 390-7655

Twitter: @deannaboyd

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