Texas Department of Public Safety officials arrested an ex-Eagle Pass Independent School District information technology employee identified as Rodolfo Benavides on Thursday, February 28, 2019, for allegedly hacking into the District’s computer systems.
Benavides is accused of committing two state jail felony charges with Breach of Computer Security.
TX DPS officials served a warrant for his arrest from an incident that allegedly occurred in 2017.
Benavides was transported to the Tom Bowels Detention Center and magistrated and has since posted bail which was set at $1.000.
The incident allegedly occurred back in July 2017 and was under investigation.
Under Penal Code. Chapter 33 Computer Crimes Sec. 33.02. BREACH OF COMPUTER SECURITY. (a) A person commits an offense if the person knowingly accesses a computer, computer network, or computer system without the effective consent of the owner. (b) An offense under Subsection (a) is a Class B misdemeanor, except that the offense is a state jail felony if:(2) the computer, computer network, or computer system is owned by the government or a critical infrastructure facility.
Everyone charged with a penal offense has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to the law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defense