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Former Santa Rosa teachers charged with improper relationship with students

May 15, 2019

The Cameron County District Attorney’s Office says it arrested two former Santa Rosa school teachers on charges of having inappropriate relationships with students among other charges.

The DA’s office says Josue Cepeda, 35, and Isaac Flores, 24, were both teachers and coaches with the district.

In a news release, the DA’s office says allegations were made against both men in May 2018, but Santa Rosa school district officials took no action and did not report the allegations to police.

In February, the Homeland Security Investigation’s Child Exploitation Task Force received phone tips about the alleged relationships the men had with students.

Both men were arrested on Tuesday.

Cepeda is charged with one count of improper relationship and six counts of sexual assault. Flores is charged with one count of improper relationship, two counts of sexual assault and four counts of delivery of a controlled substance or marijuana.

Both men appeared before Magistrate Judge Louis Sorola and are being held on $525,000 bond each.

The district attorney says more arrests are possible.