Former Juvenile Prison Principal Found Not Guilty - KAUZ-TV: Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Former Juvenile Prison Principal Found Not Guilty

Jurors found a former West Texas principal accused of sexually abusing five inmates not guilty on all charges.

John Paul Hernandez was acquitted Monday night after jurors deliberated for almost six hours.

He faced up to 20 years in prison for the cases' most serious offenses, including sexual assault and improper relationship between educator and student.

It was alleged Hernandez abused young men in 2004 and 2005 at the West Texas State School in Pyote.

All of his accusers testified against him. The former principal took the stand in his own defense saying the inmates lied to investigators.

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • Trump blames media for condemnation of comments on Virginia

    Trump blames media for condemnation of comments on Virginia

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 5:06 PM EDT2017-08-22 21:06:24 GMT
    Wednesday, August 23 2017 1:58 AM EDT2017-08-23 05:58:21 GMT

    President Donald Trump is trying to recapture the fervor that helped put him in office with a campaign-style rally in Arizona.

    President Donald Trump is trying to recapture the fervor that helped put him in office with a campaign-style rally in Arizona.

  • Downtown business owners discuss sidewalk dilemma

    Downtown business owners discuss sidewalk dilemma

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 12:02 AM EDT2017-08-23 04:02:44 GMT
    (Source:KAUZ)(Source:KAUZ)

    The sidewalks in Downtown Wichita Falls are an issue many downtown business owners are worried about. 

    The sidewalks in Downtown Wichita Falls are an issue many downtown business owners are worried about. 

  • U.S. Senator John Cornyn visits SAFB

    U.S. Senator John Cornyn visits SAFB

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 11:53 PM EDT2017-08-23 03:53:07 GMT
    U.S. Senator John Cornyn visited SAFB for the first time in three yearsU.S. Senator John Cornyn visited SAFB for the first time in three years

    One of the highest ranking U.S. Senators in the nation visited Sheppard Air Force Base Tuesday afternoon. U.S. Senator John Cornyn, toured the base and was given a military briefing about many concerns facing the Air Force. One of those issues being pilot retention and competing with commercial airlines who can offer pilots bigger check and better hours.

    One of the highest ranking U.S. Senators in the nation visited Sheppard Air Force Base Tuesday afternoon. U.S. Senator John Cornyn, toured the base and was given a military briefing about many concerns facing the Air Force. One of those issues being pilot retention and competing with commercial airlines who can offer pilots bigger check and better hours.

Powered by Frankly