Texas to fire newly hired teacher that was busted in child prostitution sting

A Texas school district is moving forward with the dismissal of a recently employed teacher, Gershon Caston, following his arrest in a child sex trafficking investigation. Dallas police took Caston into custody on July 20, charging him with child trafficking, sexual assault of a minor, and compelling prostitution of an individual under 18. The alleged incidents reportedly occurred in June and July.

The Red Oak Independent School District, situated to the south of Dallas, has confirmed that Caston is currently on unpaid suspension. The district has also commenced the process of his termination. Caston, who was hired in May, was due to start his role at a strength and conditioning camp in August.

While the Dallas police have not disclosed further details about the case, they have confirmed that the investigation is still underway. Caston is presently in jail with his bond set at $450,000.

The Red Oak Independent School District has not made any additional statements regarding the case. It remains unknown if Caston has secured legal representation. The district has reassured parents and the community that they prioritize student safety and are fully cooperating with the police in their investigation.

This case highlights the persistent problem of child trafficking and sexual exploitation in the U.S. It emphasizes the need for comprehensive background checks and constant vigilance in institutions, particularly those involving children.