CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Hamlin Middle School social studies teacher has turned himself in to the Nueces County Jail and is now facing charges of sexual assault of a child.

47-year-old Anthony Quintanilla is accused of having an improper relationship with one of his students. Authorities said he turned himself in to authorities and is now behind bars at the Nueces County Jail.

3News has confirmed that Quintanilla is the husband of President and CEO of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Kelly Quintanilla. 

Corpus Christi Independent School District Police Chief Kirby Warnke said an investigation is ongoing.

Kelly Quintanilla released the following statement about Anthony Quintanilla:

“I want to state that I had no knowledge of the allegations made against Mr. Quintanilla. We lived apart for two years and are in the process of a divorce. If I had known or suspected any wrongdoing, I would have reported it to the authorities immediately. This is the only statement I will make regarding this situation and I ask for privacy for my daughter during this difficult time."

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