Bayside High teacher-coach charged with lewd, lascivious battery on student

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A 38-year-old Bayside High School girl’s golf coach who police said built the trust of a teenage student and had repeated sexual contact with her in his classroom was arrested over the weekend.

Jason T. Maynor was charged with five counts of lewd and lascivious battery and unlawful use of a cellphone, according to a release from Brevard County Public Schools.

Maynor, who is married, was booked into the Brevard County Jail Complex Sunday following an investigation by Palm Bay police. He is being held on a $355,000 bond.

Police said the sexual activity continued from October 2018 to May, the month the student moved away. 

Maynor, who also was a physical education teacher and tennis coach, has been prohibited from entering school grounds or having contact with students pending the outcome of his criminal case, according to the School District.

Police said the case unfolded when the student revealed to her father the relationship with the coach. Detectives talked to the student, who said she was encouraged by Maynor to join Bayside’s golf team. She would later describe Maynor as ‘jealous,’ cautioning her not to date anyone else. 

The student told detectives she exchanged phone numbers with him, initially to talk about the team. She said Maynor started texting her and asking her to send him videos of her ‘getting fit’ for the team, reports show.

She said they had video chats, and he would direct her how to dress.  

According to his arrest affidavit, detectives reported sexual acts were carried out every day during the tennis season at the school. The student said Maynor bought her gifts, including a ‘wedding ring’ set, golf balls, perfume, red lipstick and nail polish. 

Investigators said they do not believe other students are involved. 

Parents and faculty members at the 1,700-student school were alerted about Maynor’s arrest Monday.

“These charges are extremely concerning because protecting our students on campus and at their after-school activities is our No. 1 priority,” Brevard Public School District Superintendent Mark Mullins said in a statement.

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“I thank Palm Bay police for quickly investigating the allegations and for their ongoing presence in our schools.” 

Maynor was hired in August 2016 and had passed a criminal background check required to work with the School District. The school is at 1901 DeGroodt Road in Palm Bay.

An investigation is ongoing. 

Anyone with information is urged to call Palm Bay police at 321-952-3456, Option “0” or make a confidential call to the Speak Out Hotline at 1-800-423-TIPS.

Contact Gallop at 321-917-4641, jdgallop@floridatoday.com and Twitter @JDGallop

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