Eight individuals were indicted by an Erath County grand jury Wednesday, including a former coach accused of sexting students and another man accused of sexual assault of a child.
Norberto Briseno, 27, was indicted on two counts of improper relations between educator and student, a second-degree felony.
The investigation into Briseno's alleged conduct with a 15-year-old male began on July 11, 2011 following a complaint from a concerned parent, according to Dublin Police Chief Lannie Lee.
That same week, Briseno resigned his position as a junior high coach with Dublin ISD.
Days later, an interview was conducted with another 15-year-old male. Both victims were Dublin Junior High students when the incidents allegedly occurred.
In requesting warrants for Briseno's arrest, Investigator Chris Wernert said he interviewed both victims, who said they had exchanged explicit photographs with Briseno by text message. The victims reportedly told Wernert they sent photographs to Briseno following a request by the coach. A message relating to the images was reportedly obtained from one of the victim's cell phones.
Meanwhile, Jerome Smith, 38, was indicted for aggravated sexual assault of a child, a first-degree felony.
The investigation into the alleged assault began on Aug. 11, 2011 when Stephenville police received a call from a 13-year-old female reporting she had been sexually assaulted by Smith.
• Lindsey Brooke Fritz, 30, theft of less than $1,500 with two prior convictions, a state jail felony.
• Robert Eugene Hammond, 57, injury to a child, elderly or disabled individual, a third-degree felony.
• Fernando Alberto Herrera, 47, theft of less than $100,000 of livestock, a third-degree felony.
• Courtney Erin O'Dwyer, 29, forgery by passing, a state jail felony.
• Michelle Erika Spence (aka Michelle Schumacher), 46, forgery by passing against an elderly individual, a third-degree felony.
• Jerry Lynn Thomas, 43, possession of less than one gram of a substance in penalty group one, a state jail felony.