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Little Girl Caught Watching Porn At School, Leads To Arrest Of Father [UPDATED] [Opinion]

When a teacher in Texas noticed one of her nine-year-old students watching porn on an iPad in the middle of class several days ago, she was obviously upset. There was no way she could have predicted the horrific story that would unfurl when she questioned the little girl about the shockingly inappropriate act.

According to KSAT, the incident occurred at Elm Creek Elementary School, located in Atascosa, TX. The little girl was reportedly surfing the web for adult films on a school-issued iPad when the teacher caught a glimpse over the nine-year-old’s shoulder.

It was not until the next day, after consulting the school counselor on how to best proceed, that the teacher asked her student why she had been watching such things. The as-of-yet unnamed little girl responded that she wanted to see what her dad, 31-year-old Anthony Garay, was doing.

At that, one might assume the little girl was talking about how her parents had conceived her or her siblings. Although watching porn is obviously not a proper way for a child to learn about reproduction, it would be an honest mistake. Alarm bells began to go off, though, when the child said the things daddy was doing that she wanted to learn more about were things he had allegedly been doing to her, not mommy.

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The little girl said that she had enlisted the help of a classmate who had been helping her with her “research,” although she did not reveal who the classmate was.

The school girl continued that Garay allegedly sexually abuses her “all the time” at night. While she claimed she usually pretends to sleep through the incident while listening to her father’s heavy breath in her ear, what had made her seek help was that the frequent night calls had been keeping her from getting a decent amount of sleep.

She claimed that her sister, also Garay’s daughter, had been receiving the same treatment as her for over a year. The girls had been bound to secrecy and were not aware their father’s alleged behavior was illegal.

Of course, the police were contacted immediately about the little girl’s case. They questioned her themselves for the record and did a bit of research into the matter themselves. It turns out that Garay had been under investigation by Child Protective Services in the past and had been suspected of abusing the two children in question.

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In this case, a small child watching porn at school led to the arrest of the father on suspicion of child abuse and sexual molestation.

In general, though, says Southwest Independent School District head of counseling Luis Gonzales, the recent proliferation of devices connected to the outside world being used in schools has made little girls and boys everywhere more vulnerable to predators.

“It has gotten more complicated now,” he points out.

When a child is given an iPad or a cell phone with internet capabilities in school, Gonzales states, they are given access to a whole world that contains a plethora of dangerous options. It is pretty much up to the child’s discretion whether to utilize them or not.

Garay is now being held in the San Antonio jail to await his trial, but child molestation is a first-degree felony under Texas Law and could put Garay into a federal penitentiary for anywhere between 25 and 99 years if he is found guilty.

[UPDATE: My SA notes that Anthony Garay has a father who was arrested for similar sexual abuse offenses against minors in 2008 and fled the country to South America. Those who know the family are worried Anthony Garay will also flee to join his father if he is given the chance, and they are requesting that the US government lace him on the no-fly list to prevent that from happening.]

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