Former SAISD employee arrested on sexual assault, indecency with child charges

A former employee of the San Angelo Independent School District was arrested Monday and charged with sexual assault of a child and indecency with child sexual contact, both second degree felonies.

Fifty-eight year old Steve Skinner, who is still listed on the Lincoln Middle School website as a sixth grade science teacher, was booked into the Tom Green County Jail at 6:40 p.m. Monday.

According to a press release from the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office, during the early morning hours Monday, the TGCSO received a report of a sexual assault victim.

Tom Green County deputies and criminal investigators responded to interview the victim. As a result of the initial investigation, criminal investigators were able to obtain an arrest warrant. The Criminal Investigation Division assisted by the Patrol Division executed the arrest warrant without incident.

Evidence was located that was pertinent to the investigation. As a result of the investigation, an arrest warrant was obtained and served.

Skinner was arrested by Tom Green County Criminal Investigators. No bond has been set.

The sheriff’s office said the investigation is ongoing and no other information will be released.

The SAISD issued the following statement regarding Skinner’s arrest: “On Monday evening, November 28, 2016, San Angelo ISD was made aware of the arrest of a former employee on felony charges involving inappropriate conduct with a minor.  The District will continue to monitor the situation with law enforcement. There is no indication at this time that any inappropriate conduct occurred on school property or during school events or activities; however, the District will fully cooperate with any investigating agencies. As always, the District’s top priority is the safety and welfare of our students.”