Band director arrested on suspicion of sexual contact with student
MEXICO - A Mexico High School band director was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of sexual contact with a student.
The Mexico Public Safety Department said Robert Cortez, 43, was arrested after a student in the school district reported he inappropriately touched them. The department also said the act happened more than once, but it was never on school property or at a school event.
Cortez was placed on administrative leave while the Missouri State Technical Assistance Team investigated the allegations. He was awaiting formal charges from the Audrain County prosecutor as of Thursday morning.