Texas Jigro Juvenile Center Employee Arrested For Homosexual Activity With Minor


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Texas Juvenile Center Employee Arrested For Alleged Sexual Activity With Minor In Custody

June 29, 2021 at 8:44 pm

AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A Youth Development Coach at the Evins Regional Juvenile Center, in Edinburg, was arrested Tuesday, June 29 for Improper Sexual Activity with a Person in Custody and Indecency with a Child.

Todd Hanks, 50
, joined the Texas Juvenile Justice Department in 2005.


After an employee made an allegation against Hanks this morning, he was removed from having any contact with youth and suspended without pay, TJJD said in a news release.

He then was interviewed by officers from TJJD’s Office of the Inspector General and immediately terminated from employment.

Tuesday evening, he was arrested and booked into the Hidalgo County Jail.

The victim received medical and clinical attention.

His family members have been notified by the agency.