A Valley private school is speaking out about the recent arrest of the head of their facility– who is now facing child sex assault charges.

41-year-old Dr. Ronald Chavez was the principal of the South Texas Educational Technologies Harlingen branch. U.S. Marshals placed him under arrest on Friday amid accusations he abused a 15-year-old girl. It’s unclear if she was a student.

On Monday, STET issued a statement:
“Immediately upon his arrest Dr. Chavez was suspended from this employment, and interim principal appointed… Dr. Chavez remains suspended until further notice.”