Bayside High School Teacher and Coach Charged with Lewd and Lascivious Battery on Teenage Girl
By Space Coast Daily // December 2, 2019
Maynor is being held in the Brevard County Jail on $355,000 bond
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – A Bayside High School teacher who also serves as the coach for the girls’ golf team at the school has been arrested and charged with four charges including lewd and lascivious battery on a victim between 12-16 years of age.
According to a release from Brevard Public Schools, 38-year-old Jason T. Maynor was taken into custody by Palm Bay police officers just before 1 a.m. on Saturday.
In addition to the charge of lewd and lascivious battery, the suspect also faces one count each of lewd and lascivious conduct and lewd and lascivious exhibition (from an offender older than 18 and on a victim younger than 16).
The suspect also faces a charge of using a two-way communication device to commit a felony.
“The safety and security of children in our schools is our top priority,” said Palm Bay Police Chief Nelson Moya, “So we take this kind of situation involving the abuse of a child very seriously.”
“We appreciate the support and interagency cooperation that Brevard County Public Schools have provided.”
BPS says that it notified faculty and parents of the arrest on Monday morning and that the suspect, who was hired by BPS in August 2016, passed a criminal background check that included fingerprinting.
“These charges are extremely concerning because protecting our students on campus and at their after-school activities is our No. 1 priority,” said BPS Superintendent Mark Mullins in a release.
“I thank Palm Bay Police for quickly investigating the allegations and for their ongoing presence in our schools.”
Maynor is currently being held at the Brevard County Jail on a $355,000 bond.
Palm Bay police are continuing to investigate, BPS says.
BPS also adds that the suspect has been prohibited from being on school property or having contact with students pending results of the investigation.
Those with further information are asked to contact the Palm Bay Police Department at (321) 952-3456, Option “0,” or the Speak Out Hotline at 1-800-423-TIPS.
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