TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa County Sheriff's Office arrested a man on a complaint of lewd proposal to a minor.
Jail records show 26-year-old Aaron Hernandez was arrested on a complaint of lewd proposal to a minor. Deputies have been working the case for about two weeks. Hernandez made contact with someone through social media he believed to be a 14-year-old girl. Instead, it was someone from TCSO's Child Predator Unit, according to a TCSO Facebook post. Hernandez sent obscene pictures and tried to attempt several meetings with the girl.
Deputies finally arrested Hernandez Monday at an abandoned building near 61st Street where he was scheduled to meet with the girl.
TCSO said Hernandez had no previous criminal history.
Hernandez was going through the hiring process to become a teacher with Tulsa Public Schools. However, after the district was made aware of his arrest, TPS officials decided to discontinue moving forward with his employment.
Employment at Tulsa Public Schools is contingent on approval by our Board of Education. While this person completed the required steps in our hiring process – inclusive of a background check – he was never officially employed by Tulsa Public Schools and has never interacted with any of our students as an employee of Tulsa Public Schools. Given the nature of the charges, we have rescinded our conditional offer of employment.
TCSO said he recently graduated from school, and this was his first year as a teacher.
Hernandez is being charged with a total of eight counts, according to the TCSO booking report. The eight counts include five counts of lewd indecent proposal to a minor, two counts of soliciting a minor and one count of soliciting sexual conduct by technology.
His bond is set at $165,000.
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