Alvin Mumphord III

Alvin Mumphord III, 44, of Victoria, was indicted on 10 counts of indecency with a child including sexual contact, five counts of online solicitation of a minor involving sexual conduct and seven counts of having an improper relationship between an educator and a student, according to a 22-count indictment handed down by a Victoria County grand jury on Aug. 26.

This is the latest development in a criminal investigation involving a former St. Joseph High School coach authorities say committed sex crimes involving his students over the course of about 17 years. Earlier stories include his April arrest and a 22-count indictment by a Victoria County grand jury.

A former St. Joseph High School coach who was indicted last week on sex crimes involving students was arrested by federal agents in Bloomington Wednesday afternoon.

The arrest comes one week after a Victoria County grand jury indicted him on 10 counts of indecency with a child including sexual contact, five counts of online solicitation of a minor involving sexual conduct and seven counts of having an improper relationship between an educator and a student.

U.S. Marshals Service officials arrested Alvin Mumphord III, a 44-year-old Victoria resident, at 3:30 p.m. at a home in Bloomington, according to Max Hernandez, a spokesman for the federal agency, and jail records.

The arrest happened without incident. Officials believe the home is owned by a member of Mumphord’s family, Hernandez said.

“(Mumphord) fully cooperated with authorities,” he said.

Mumphord was booked into the Victoria County Jail, where he remained Thursday on a $50,000 bond, according to online jail records.

Houston attorney Myron Davis, who was retained by Mumphord, said Wednesday’s arrest was unnecessary, recounting his client’s first arrest in April.

On April 30, Mumphord was arrested at his home by Victoria police on a warrant charging him with having an improper relationship between an educator and student, indecency with a child by sexual conduct and online solicitation of a minor, according to a news release.

“I will say that it is unfortunate that my client was arrested again unnecessarily after he’d already posted a bond on this case a few months ago,” Davis said in an email. “My client, by law, is presumed innocent and he maintains his innocence until proven otherwise in a court of law.”

Hernandez said the U.S. Marshals Service can be asked to serve arrest warrants in high-profile cases.

Mumphord, who worked as a coach at St. Joseph High School for various sports, was fired the same day as the April arrest.

He was in his 23rd year at the private school, according to his Linkedin profile.

The case is set to go to trial on Dec. 8, according to court records. However, that date is subject to change.

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Chase covers breaking news, crime and courts for the Advocate. He can be reached at 361-574-1286, crogers@vicad.com or at @chasedrogers.

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Chase writes about crime and courts for the Victoria Advocate. He grew up in the Dallas–Fort Worth area before attending Texas State University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in mass communication and journalism.

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