Legacy High employee arrested for alleged solicitation of a prostitute

April 28, 2023
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A special education aide at Legacy High School was arrested Thursday for alleged solicitation of a prostitute.

Clarence Jones Hayes was one of nine men arrested in the 3100 block of East Broad Street on Thursday afternoon.

The Mansfield ISD employee was terminated after the district became aware of the arrest, according to a statement.

“On Thursday, April 27, the Mansfield Police Department arrested Clarence Hayes, a paraprofessional employee who worked at Legacy High School,” the statement reads.

“Because MISD puts our students’ safety first, the district immediately terminated the employee,” the statement reads. “The incident occurred off campus and did not involve students. Mansfield ISD has substantial safety protocols in place to screen potential employees. During the hiring process, employees undergo extensive background checks that include employment and criminal history checks through DPS and the FBI. This is an ongoing criminal investigation, and we are limited in the details we can provide.”

Another Legacy High School special education aide, Diego Barona, 35, was arrested in March and charged with four counts of sexual contact with a student younger than 17 years old. Barona was fired by the Mansfield ISD the day that the allegation was made, according to the school district.

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