Fabian Aguirre and Clifton Grasham-Reeves: Austin Therapist and Waco Actor/Drama Teacher Facing Sex Charges
In the newer of the two cases, a 30-year-old former University of Texas psychology grad student was charged last week with sexual assault in connection with several encounters with a former patient that allegedly occurred last year.
Austin police say in an arrest affidavit that Fabian Aguirre was treating a woman afflicted with obsessive-compulsive disorder and believed that her problems were sexual in nature. He allegedly assigned her "homework" on how best to achieve orgasms, and then evidently decided she needed a study partner. Namely, himself.
The affidavit states that a guilt-stricken Aguirre broke off the relationship after a couple of months. The allegations came to light after the woman began seeing another therapist who advised her to file a complaint.
Waco's Clifton Grasham-Reeves is in even bigger trouble. The 31-year-old drama teacher/actor is headed to trial today after he allegedly had sex with a 16-year-old girl he met while the two were producing a play at Waco's Civic Theatre.
Prosecutors claim that Grasham-Reeves knew full well the girl's age but had sex with her anyway, which is reprehensible and reckless behavior for anyone, but especially so for someone who was once an employee of Child Protective Services and the owner of a master's degree from Baylor's George W. Truett Seminary.
According to KXXV, on February 5, Grasham-Reeves texted the girl that his wife was out of town and asking her to sneak out of her house so he could pick her up. She did, and they allegedly had a sexual encounter after watching a movie at his house. The two then met several more times before the girl ended the relationship. The affidavit also alleges that Grasham-Reeves plied the girl with booze.
Grasham-Reeves faces a single charge of indecency with a child by contact and five counts of aggravated sexual assault. Opening arguments were slated to begin earlier today.
Grasham-Reeves formerly taught English at Harmony Science Academy, a Waco charter school.
Judging by the dates of the alleged incidents and the Waco Civic Theatre's production schedule, apparently, the play that Grasham-Reeves and the girl were working on was Love, Sex, and the IRS. Grasham-Reeves had one of the lead roles. And now he's at the very center of the kind of productions nobody wants to star in.