Former Teacher to Spend 19 Years in Prison

POSTED: Thursday, July 15, 2010 - 9:06am

UPDATED: Thursday, July 15, 2010 - 9:06am

Former choir teacher at Besteiro Middle School finally learned his fate during his sentencing. 47-year-old Ramiro Lozano will spend the next 19 years behind bars for taking pictures of 13-year-old boys exposing their private parts. According to court documents, Lozano admitted to convincing three 13-year-old boys, students at the middle school, to expose themselves while the ex-teacher took pictures.

Initially, Lozano was arrested in December 2008 after Weslaco Police found him sleeping in his car on the side of the road. After searching his car, police found several pornographic DVD’s along with a laptop and digital camera containing images of child pornography. Lozano later confessed to authorities to have taken pictures of the three students at the middle school. The former choir teacher was fired in January 2009 and remained in custody throughout the case.

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