Azle grad arrested at DFW airport for sexual assaults

An Azle High School graduate was arrested at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport attempting to flee the country April 2.

Kyle Austin Ware, 30, was detained at DFW then arrested and charged with three counts of continuous sexual assault of a child younger than 14.

U.S. Custom agents found Ware’s name on a passenger manifest for a plane bound for Paris, France.

Frisco police had issued warrants for Ware’s arrest earlier that day.

The events stem from a time Ware worked as a tumbling coach at Express Cheer & Dance in Frisco. He left employment there in May 2011.

Ware’s bail was initially set at $300,000 but raised to $1,050,000 on April 5 as prosecutors argued he was a flight risk.

If convicted, Ware, a graduate of the AHS Class of 2001, could face life in prison for each count of the first-degree felonies if the maximum penalty is imposed.

Should lesser penalties be assessed if convicted, each carries a prison sentence of 25 to 99 years.