Katy teacher accused of sexual assault

February 4, 2009 7:07:00 PM PST
A former assistant band director at Katy High School is accused of having a sexual relationship with a student. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

Phillip Vassell is charged with two counts of sexual assault of a child. The alleged incidents happened at a hotel off the Katy Freeway.

Katy ISD sent this statement, "Upon becoming aware...of allegations that Vassell was engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a student, administrators responded by removing him from campus and placing him on administrative leave."

Vassell later resigned on his own.

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