Former teacher wants off probation for inappropriate relationship
Rodrigo Hinojosa has served 2 and a half years of his 10 year probation sentence.
Judge Bobby Galvan denied Hinojosa's request Friday morning.
The former teacher who admitted to having an inappropriate relationship with a student tried to get off probation but failed.
Rodrigo Hinojosa was a band director at Taft High School when he was caught in a Sinton motel room with a 17-year-old student.
In 2013, Hinojosa was sentenced to ten years probation for having an inappropriate relationship with a student. Friday morning, he told a judge he's served two and a half year. and has met the conditions of his probation. He also said he paid all his court fees and fines.
Hinojosa's attorney even presented the judge with a letter from Hinojosa's pastor stating Hinojosa and his wife attend church every Sunday.
The 52 year old has been working at a Used Car lot and said he needed to get off of probation so that he would find a better job. He stated corporate rules won't allow larger dealerships to hire him because he's on probation. Hinojosa said "I've lost so much money that I owe it to my family. I owe it to my wife to do the best that I can for us. So, I'm on fast track, I think. I'm doing my best and I guarantee you I will never be back in this court again if I'm early terminated."
In the end, Judge Bobby Galvan denied Hinojosa's request. By the way, Hinojosa also asked a San Patricio County judge to release him from probation but that judge too denied his request. His attorney told the judge in another 6 to 12 months, they plan to ask the San Patricio County judge again to release Hinojosa from probation.
By the way, Hinojosa surrendered is teaching license in December 2013. Therefore, he can no longer teach in the state of Texas.