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Marco Alferez, Dance Teacher Accused of Sex with 70 Kids, Expected to be Fired, Reports Say

Marco Alferez (Personal Photo)
Texas Dance Accused of Sex with Dozens of Kids, Taping It To be Fired, Says Report
Marco Alferez (Personal Photo)

EL PASO, Texas (CBS/KDBC) High school dance teacher Marco Alferez, who's accused of videotaping himself having sex with as many as 70 children, is expected to be fired from his Texas school district Tuesday, according to reports.

Alferez was arrested Sept. 21 at his El Paso home and charged with sexual exploitation of minors and possessing child pornography after authorities linked his internet protocol address to the sharing of three videos allegedly containing child pornography, reports CBS affiliate KDBC.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents say they seized two computers containing more than 200 videos of the 34-year-old Irwin High School teacher having sex with children, some of whom were elementary school age.

Alferez was jailed without bond. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandy Gardes requested that Alferez be denied bond because he is a potential threat to the community, reports the El Paso Times.

Since his arrest Alferez was placed on paid administrative leave from his position at Irvin High School, but the El Paso Independent School District set up an emergency meeting Tuesday "to release Alferez from his job," states El Paso Station KTSM.

A man who claimed he had been friends with Alferez for nearly a decade was startled after discovering the allegations against his friend, saying "he felt like he woke up in the middle of a nightmare," reports KDBC.

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