Ronald Mumphery quit his post a few days after his reassignment by the Houston Independent School District in late September, after more allegations against him emerged, according to HISD records released to Texas Watchdog under the state public records law.
Mumphery said he is not sure why someone is out to smear him, adding, “I can’t answer that, and I really don’t want to talk anymore, and I don’t know anything about it. Wow.”
The allegations against him include sexually assaulting a female Yates High School cheerleader who was 17 at the time, and awarding overtime pay and providing preferential treatment to other HISD employees in exchange for sexual favors, according to a report from an internal investigation by the school district.
The report details first-hand accounts from the former Yates cheerleader, other former employees and former students. According to the report, allegations against Mumphery were documented at least twice but no disciplinary action was taken against the principal.
The HISD Police Department is currently investigating the allegations. Mumphery has not been charged with any crime.
When asked if the allegations were true, Mumphery said, "I have no comment."
Look for more updates on Texas Watchdog later today. See the full report by clicking here.
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