AISD teacher charged with possession of child porn

Joe Martinez, AISD music teacher charged with possession of child pornography (APD Photo)
Joe Martinez, AISD music teacher charged with possession of child pornography (APD Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — An Austin ISD music teacher at Rodriguez Elementary School was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography, Friday.

The teacher, Joe Martinez, 31, has been placed on administrative leave without pay and is being recommended for termination. The teacher was arrested at home and booked into the Travis County Jail around 10 a.m. where he remains at this time.

The school district says, based on what has been shared with them by Austin police so far, all activities happened off campus. AISD police will be conducting additional investigations.

“We take these matters very seriously and are committed to the well-being of our students,” Superintendent Paul Cruz said. “Austin ISD is thoroughly investigating this matter and will assist APD in any way it can.”

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