A former school superintendent in East Texas has been arrested on prostitution charges after soliciting a police officer who was posing as a prostitute.
(Gregg County Jail)
Police said Jerry Roberts was one of four suspects arrested Thursday in a three-hour undercover operation in Longview, about 100 miles east of Dallas.
The 64-year-old, who led Kilgore ISD for 14 years, was released the same day from the Gregg County Jail after posting a $2,500 bond.
Others arrested were Nathaniel “Iceman” Kelly Wright Jr, 72; Armando Rodriguez Sanchez, 35; and Johnny James Ford, 34.
Roberts was Kilgore ISD superintendent from 1993 to 2007,
Before becoming superintendent, he was a Kilgore High School principal, assistant principal, assistant middle school principal, counselor and teacher.
He works for the Texas Association of School Boards, according to the newspaper.
“We are aware of the arrest, and we are looking into it, but it’s just our policy to not discuss personnel matters,” TASB spokeswoman Barbara Williams.
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