PALM BAY, Fla. — A Bayside High School PE teacher and coach was arrested by Palm Bay police for lewd-and-lascivious battery on a teenage girl, according to Brevard Public Schools.
- Jason Maynor was hired by the school district in 2016
- The school district does not think any other students were involved
- He's banned from entering school property, having contact with students
The school district says Jason Maynor, 38, was arrested on Saturday morning. He's accused of multiple counts of illegal contact with the girl, including some incidents that happened on campus, according to police, as well as using a communication device to facilitate a felony.
According to the police report, the alleged relationship started in August 2018 by exchanging phone numbers to discuss team matters since the teen was part of the golf and tennis team. It later turned into Maynor allegedly requesting her to send workout videos, which progressed into sexual videos.
The report claims in October 2018, Maynor and the girl engaged in inappropriate touching in his classroom. The pair used emojis in text messages to disguise the meaning, according to authorities.
The alleged relationship lasted until May 2019, when the teen moved away, and the report states Maynor gave the teen gifts and a wedding-style ring set.
It came crumbling down for Maynor, according to the report, after the teen completed a controlled Facetime call monitored and recorded by police, where he stated if her father would get a hold of her phone, he would “go to prison."
Maynor was hired by the school district in 2016. The district says Maynor passed a criminal background check that included fingerprinting.
The school district says Maynor is banned from entering school property or having contact with students.
He is being held on $355,000 bond and will be back in court on January 7 at the Moore Justice Center.
If you have any more information on this case, the school district asks that you call the confidential Speak Out Hotline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).