Marsh teacher fired last year for sexual assault arrested Wednesday, back in jail

Scott Paul Alcaraz
Scott Paul Alcaraz

Scott Paul Alcaraz, a former math teacher and assistant basketball coach at Marsh Middle School fired last April after accusations of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old student, was arrested yesterday by Dallas police, reports Dallas Morning News.

Police were alerted that a 15-year-old girl in the North Dallas area missing since Monday morning had texted her mother saying that she wanted “to be with” Alcaraz. 

On Monday, police spokesman senior corporal DeMarquis Black told Dallas News, “We’re concerned that she may be with someone wanted for that offense.”

Police detained the 15-year-old girl and arrested Alcaraz at 11:38 a.m. on Wednesday after officers received a tip that they might be able to find the two at a motel in southeast Dallas. 

According to Dallas County records, 27-year-old Alcaraz was in court Feb. 5 for last April’s charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child.

“The bond for the sex assault case was set at $100,000; he posted $75,000 bond for the indecency with a child charge. He was to be fitted with a GPS tracking device and confined to house arrest,” Dallas News reports.

Alcaraz removed the GPS tracking device last Friday, which prompted a new warrant for his arrest.


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