Dallas Teacher Back in Jail, Accused of Sex With Another Student

A Dallas Independent School District teacher is back in jail after another student says she had sex with him.

Philon "Sam" Deberry, a 43-year-old wrestling coach and teacher at Moises Molina High School in Dallas, was arrested on Friday for allegedly having an improper relationship with a student back in 2011.

Danny Clancey, Deberry’s attorney, said his client denies all charges.

In an arrest affidavit obtained by NBC 5, police stated that they learned that “Deberry might have had an improper relationship with another student approximately two years ago.”

Investigators interviewed the former student. She told detectives that she had a crush on the 43-year-old and told him about her feelings for him.

The court documents said the two “met in the school's locker room” where they had sex and "engaged in sexual activity on a number of other days"

The girl told police the sexual relationship was consensual.

Deberry’s attorney said his client was arrested at his Fort Worth home on Friday in front of his children and was taken to the Tarrant County jail. As of Monday morning, Deberry was awaiting transfer to the Dallas County jail.

A Dallas ISD spokesman told NBC 5 that the district sent home a note to parents about the incident, but the letter sent home doesn’t go into details about what allegations were made against the teacher.

Deberry was originally arrested in February on charges of sexual assault and improper relationship with a student for an incident where a different student at Molina High School said he harassed her and forced her to perform a sex act.

The 17-year-old student involved in that incident told police Deberry locked her inside the locker room and forced her to perform a sex act before she could leave.

Deberry bonded out of jail for this charge before he was arrested for the second improper relationship charge.

Danny Clancey, Deberry’s attorney, said his client denies all charges.

Deberry remains on paid administrative leave with Dallas ISD.

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