The trial of a former educator from Olfen Independent School District charged with indecency began Tuesday in the 119th District Court in Ballinger.

The trial of a former educator from Olfen Independent School District charged with indecency began Tuesday in the 119th District Court in Ballinger.

Ramon Gose Cavazos, 51, is standing trial for two counts of indecency with a child. The offenses alleged against the then 13-year-old female victim occurred in September and November of 2016.

A six-man, six-woman jury was empaneled Monday to hear the case. The jury also included two alternates.

Cavazos was arrested on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 and charged with indecency with a child by contact and improper relationship between and educator and student. He was released on the next day, after posting bonds totaling $150,000.

During opening statements, District Attorney John Best told the jury that they would hear evidence that Cavazos inappropriately touched the victim on two occasions during tutoring sessions in his classroom.

“After you hear all of the evidence we believe you will find him guilty of two counts of indecency with a child,” Best told the jury.

Cavazos was represented by Ballinger attorney Gene Clack, who reserved his opening statement.

Runnels County Deputy Steven Gray was the first witness to take the stand. He testified that the victim turned her cell phone on during the second tutoring session on Nov. 11, 2016 and that a voice recording of that encounter existed.

Gray said that when Cavazos was approached by investigators at the time of his arrest, he declined to speak to them.

The victim and her family were expected to testify during the trial.