Marion County Coach Accused Of Sending Nude Pictures, Having Sex With Teen


UPDATED: Friday February 14, 2014 2:13 PM

A coach at Elgin High School in Marion County is accused of sending nude text messages and having sex with a teenage student.

Martina Stanley, 35, is a cross country track coach at the school, according to posts on her social media page.

On Thursday, 10TV saw Stanley following a cruiser from the high school to the sheriff's office where deputies interviewed her for about two hours before charging her with felony sexual battery.  

Sheriff Tim Bailey says Stanley's position as a school employee makes the relationship with the boy a crime.

“She has influence and her job is to mentor and guide these children and that's not the case. Sexual contact is not part of the education system,” said Bailey.

Bailey says investigators will now examine cell phones and computers to gather more information about the extent of the alleged relationship between the coach and the 17-year-old boy.  

It will ultimately be up to a grand jury to decide whether Stanley should face formal charges.  

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