Former Superintendent Will Not Have to Register as Sex Offender

Audrey Castoreno
NewsWest 9

PYOTE- According to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Ray Brookins, the former Superintendent of the West Texas State School in Pyote will not have to register as a sex offender when he is released from jail.

Brookins is currently serving time for an improper relationship between an educator and student as well as civil rights violations of someone in custody.

Neither of those charges is deemed sexual in nature.

According to Texas Penal Code, because of that, Brookins will not have to register as a sex offender.

Officials with the criminal justice department tell NewsWest 9, Brookins has had two parole hearings and both times he was denied parole.

Brookins won't have another parole hearing until February of 2013. If they approve his parole, he could be released in 2014.

The West Texas State School in Pyote was shut down by the state.

The scandal there actually changed the entire Texas Youth Commission system that houses juvenile inmates.