Middle School teacher arrested for sexual assault of former student

Middle School teacher arrested for sexual assault of former student

UPDATE: On Friday after the Jefferson County Sheriff's office released a report of the arrest of Timothy R. Verdon the Sheriff's office stated they would have a press conference on Monday the 28th of March at a time to be announced Monday.

The department has now stated they will not hold a press conference but released a probable cause affidavit.  Click here to view affidavit


Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies arrested an 8th grade history teacher from  Hamshire-Fannett Middle School late Friday afternoon March 25 on charges including sexual assault of a child.

Timothy Russell Verdon, 50, of Port Neches, was arrested at the home he shares with his wife in Port Neches.

Verdon is charged with Sexual Assault of a Child and Improper Relationship Between Educator and Student.

Both crimes are 2nd Degree Felonies. If convicted, he could face punishment ranging from probation to 2-20 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine on each charge.

Information provided by sources claim the abuse began when the unnamed student was in 8th grade and has been ongoing. The victim is now a junior at Hamshire Fannett High School.

The Sheriff's Office says the arrest is part of a continuing investigation.

Bond for Verdon on the Sexual Assault of a Child charge is set at $25,000.00. Bond on the Improper Relationship Between Educator and Student is set at an additional  $25,000.00

Jefferson County Sheriff Mitch Woods has scheduled a news conference on Monday, March 28.



Look at the big picture...

I don’t believe this can be true. It states in the report that they had oral sex over 20 times and would park in many places in Jefferson county. The girl stated that she couldn’t recall exact locations or times… wouldn’t you think that if it occured that many times that she would recall even ONE place? Jefferson county isn’t that large of an area. And if it happened, why would she go along for two entire years and then report it? You would think if this happened TWENTY times, that the parents would notice his truck at least once, especially if she was only fifteen and wasn’t able to drive herself anywhere. Not only that, but why couldn’t they could search his truck for DNA, her hair, nail clippings, her saliva (considering it was oral sex she’s claimed to have), or something that would prove she was in his truck at one time. Were there any calls or text messages to see when he would have come and gone? If he was comming to get her, he would have to contact her in some way to let her know he was comming. Not only that, but he is a teacher with no children and a loving wife. He works from 8-3 on weekdays as does his wife seeing she is a teacher as well. Wouldn’t she have suspected something and raised cane about it herself?

I attended Hamshire-Fannett and had Mr. V as a teacher as well. He has never done anything, to my knowledge, in the past like this. He has always cared for and about his students and wants nothing but the best for them.

I also know that this particular event seems to be a trend in the Hamshire-Fannett School district. If you don't like the teacher, just turn them in for sexual harrassment... right???
So I don’t believe this is an act he would commit…

He was my favorite teacher

He was my favorite teacher and we all trusted him..... Mr.V why'd you do it?

there's nothing that said he

there's nothing that said he did yet, and i personally believe that he didn't (not sure, of course, since it is impossible for anyone to be sure). it defys logic.


Good story. What a scum bag. How is Fox 4 reporting they had a consensual relationship. You can't consent as a 13 year old.

I think after 3 years....it's

I think after 3 years....it's consensual.

Consensual or not...

Consensual or not, its still illegal, immoral, and not at all surprising. I had the guy for history, and there was always something unsettling about him (besides the violent outbursts and otherwise inappropriate behavior for an educator)

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