SAN ANTONIO -- A custodian who works for the Harlandale Independent School District was arrested Thursday on two warrants of sexual assault of a child.
Moises Garcia is the head custodian at Stonewall Elementary School. The 43-year-old is accused of assaulting two young girls, beginning in 2001 and continuing through 2007. The alleged offenses were first reported to police in 2010.
Garcia was indicted Wednesday and arrested Thursday.
He told News 4 WOAI cameras, "I'm innocent, I'm innocent," when being escorted by police on Thursday.
He has worked for Harlandale ISD since 2004 and has spent the last five years as head custodian at Stonewall Elementary. He has also worked for the Boys and Girls Club and Northside Independent School District.
A Harlandale ISD spokesperson said there is no evidence that the alleged crimes happened at any Harlandale Campus. They added that Garcia is now on administrative leave until further notice.
Garcia has a criminal history, including a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He was given four years of deferred adjudication -- a form of a plea deal -- in 2001. However, Garcia was hired by HISD in 2004, while Garcia was still on deferred adjudication.
District officials said Garcia's criminal history did not come up in their background screenings.
Garcia's bond was set at $150,000. He remained at the Bexar County jail Thursday night.