I'm writing this on behalf of my sister who's daughter was involved in this situation.
In September til October of 2022, a big EMT and health certification company in Houston called Roxell EMT, a man who's name is Marcos "Beni" Benavides had a sexual affair with my niece who graduated high school at the time and this was only a few months after we celebrated her 18th birthday.
We hired an investigator to get some background information on this guy and found out that he is 38 and has a daughter around the age of my niece which makes me sick to my stomach.
This affair happened TWO TIMES in the restroom of the Gulf Freeway location office building of the company. At least the are the only two times that we know about. He caused my family a pregnancy scare because of this teacher!
The owner Ade Olanrewaju told us when we found out about this that actions will be taken, and my niece has a few friends who took his courses since then and they noticed and heard that only after being gone for about a month from his position after his affairs with my niece, he was given a higher position. We're trying to get the investigator to find out if this is true. Regardless this man is still working there!
The company uses Discord to have the teachers talk to the students about deadlines and assignments and this instructor used the direct message feature to set up meetings with my niece.
Our family tried reporting this incident, but nothing really happened other than the one month suspension according to the people we know who took his classes after the what happened. My sister didn't know what else to do about this situation and felt powerless because we feel like this isn't right and we want to make people aware of it so we're here.
Marcos Benavides is STILL employed by the director Ade Olanrewaju even though she told my family that he would be handled and he is likely sitting in a higher position than he was before the affairs with my niece while STILL having access to the same Discord features that let him privately message his students. It seems that the company has been keeping this situation pretty hush hush since. Who knows what this man is doing with other students.
According to the website there are 4 Roxell branches in and around Houston: Katy, Gulf Freeway/Pasadena, Woodlands, Sugarland. There is also 1 in Corpus Christi.
If you HAVE TO take courses from Roxell EMT for whatever reason, ask questions to the owner/director Ade first with any concerns!
I'm not sure if parents can ask for access to their kids' Discord if you get permission from them, but it does not hurt to ask if you are concerned.
PLEASE help SPREAD THE WORD.
Screenshot and share this if you know someone who's going into this program!! And WRITE Google and Glassdoor reviews!
These courses are hundreds if not thousands of dollars, and people should know what they are putting their money into.