Family Supports Principal Charged With Soliciting Child

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PLANO -- The HEB ISD principal charged with soliciting a minor online for sex made his first appearance in federal court Monday.

Frisco PD arrested Oscar Figueroa last week when they say he showed up at Stonebriar Mall thinking he was meeting a minor. Instead, he was met by detectives.

Now the Feds are involved. A grand jury will hear the evidence on Wednesday. And Thursday, Figueroa will find out if bail will be set.

His attorney says 40 letters have been sent to Judge Dana Bust from family and friends supporting Figueroa, asking the judge to allow him to be released on bond.

"The family stands behind him," said Bruce Anton, Figueroa's Attorney. "He's got a substantial amount of support in the community and they are going to continue to stand behind him 100%."

Figueroa's supporters were also in the courtroom Monday but refused to comment on the case.

The charges and potential penalties are serious. If found guilty, he faces a minimum of 10 years up to life in prison.

Figueroa worked in the Richardson and Little Elm school districts before moving to HEB in 2007.

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