Conroe ISD teacher, coach charged with online solicitation of a minor
SPRING, TX (KTRK) -- A Conroe Independent School District teacher and coach is charged with a serious sex crime. David Victorick is charged with online solicitation of a minor.
We learned the alleged victim in this case is female teen who is not a student at the school at which Victorick taught.
Victorick turned himself in Friday and then got away from any attention the charges might draw. A family member told us he moved out of his Spring-area home so his family wouldn't be involved.
"Was he kicked out?" we asked a family member at his home.
"No, just to get away from the neighborhood and everything," she answered.
Victorick, a biology teacher and assistant golf and basketball coach at College Park High School in The Woodlands, is charged with online solicitation of a minor. According to the indictment, he sent sexually explicit text messages.
Conroe ISD released a statement that reads, in part: "It is the district's understanding that the alleged offense took place over the summer months and that Victorick did not meet the alleged victim through any of his responsibility as a Conroe ISD employee."
He has been with the district for eight years. The family member with whom we spoke, also a minor, defends him.
"I just believe they're blowing things out of proportion. That's it," Victorick's family member told us.
"Do you know this person he was texting, allegedly?" we asked.
"Yes, I do," she said. "It's no student from the school or anything. We're just mad they're trying to make him out to be some bad person."
Victorick is currently on leave at the high school, but he has reportedly already submitted paperwork to retire.
Online solicitation of a minor is a third-degree felony. If convicted, Victorick faces up to 10 years in prison.
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