June 24, 2014

Ex-ROTC instructor accused of improper relationship

Prosecutors say the former Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School instructor had a long-running relationship with a teenage student while he was married and having a second affair with a former student.

A former ROTC instructor at Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School has been accused of having sex with a 17-year-old student starting in 2012.

Andres Javier Vianes, 51, was married at the time and was having a second affair with a former student, investigators reported.

Vianes, who now lives in San Antonio, was indicted Tuesday on a charge of improper relationship with a student. The maximum sentence is two years in prison.

He resigned from the Fort Worth school district in January.

In an arrest warrant affidavit, an investigator gave this account:

Vianes and the 17-year-old apparently began a relationship in 2012 when she was one of his ROTC students. From March to July 2012, Vianes and the student exchanged 14,104 text messages found on her iPad. On her cellphone, investigators found 9,927 text messages from August 2012 to February 2013.

Samples of the exchanges included: “I know baby I love you and care for u allot,” “Aww baby I’ve been thinking about u like no other,” “Remember when u passed out,” “Yes u do baby how do u feel right now baby” and “Makes me go more wild baby.”

One text message from Vianes to the student stated: “I was finishing up ur recommendation letter online it is due today.”

Vianes was also having an affair with a then-21-year-old woman who had been an ROTC student, investigators say.

A year after she graduated from Diamond Hill-Jarvis, she began a four-year affair with Vianes, according to Fort Worth Weekly. The woman knew that Vianes was married, but he promised that he would leave his wife.

The woman became suspicious in December 2012 when she was getting a pedicure. An employee accidentally gave her Vianes’ cellphone, and he grabbed it from her hand. In January 2013, the woman pulled up several emails from Vianes’ account and found text messages between Vianes and the student, the affidavit said.

But the woman continued to see Vianes in 2013 after he got on his knees and apologized about the text messages and promised never to see the student, according to the Weekly.

According to the affidavit, in January, Vianes’ wife found a receipt in her husband’s pocket from a hotel at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth. She confronted him, but he made up a story and told her that he had to go to work. Later, she drove to the school, but he wasn’t there. She drove to the base hotel and found Vianes with the student.

A few days later, the student’s parents reported her missing.

Vianes and the student left Fort Worth and are living in San Antonio, according to the Weekly.

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