Former Tama County volleyball coach accused of having sex with 17-year-old student
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Former Green Mountain School District volleyball head coach Garwin has been charged with four counts of sexual exploitation by a school employee and one count of disseminating and exhibiting obscene material to minors.
Brycelyn Haughey, 22, of Toledo City, Tama County, who was also a para-educator for the district, is accused of having sex with a 17-year-old boy from September to December 2020. She does not. could not be reached for comment. Saturday, neither did his lawyer.
Tama County Sheriff’s Detective Trevor Killian in an affidavit filed Dec. 21 in the county district court said Superintendent Kym Stein contacted him in October and spoke to him about the situation, triggering a investigation.
Stein became the district superintendent on July 1. Killian said in the affidavit that she told him that the previous school district administration overlooked the situation “and she felt that as a mandatory reporter this was relevant to the investigation.”
The school district began investigating Haughey after he resigned on September 23, according to Reinbeck’s Sun-Courier newspaper.
Haughey is listed as a preschool and special education paraprofessional on the South Tama County Elementary School website, but the Sun-Courier said Tama County School District officials confirmed she had resigned from his post there on December 15th.
Killian’s affidavit states that he met the student on December 1, who told him that he and Haughey had met and exchanged phone numbers after hitting his vehicle as he exited the parking lot of school in September 2020. The student was supposed to fix Haughey’s car, the affidavit says.
“[The student] said Brycelyn asked how old [he] was and he said 17, ”he said. Brycelyn then asked if [the student] was a senior and [he] said ‘No, I’m a junior.’ [The student] said Brycelyn then made a “pretty close” comment.
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After that, the student received a flirtatious text from Haughey and he “just accepted it because he thought she was joking,” the affidavit said. He said the student told Killian that Haughey invited him to her home on September 25, 2020, and that when he got there she was with a girl younger than him.
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The student said he started drinking alcohol with Haughey and the girl, and that later that night he and Haughey engaged in their first sexual act, according to the affidavit.
He said he told Killian that he and Haughey continued to meet, drink and have sex, and that Haughey texted him with several “flirtatious” photos of herself, including one. in which she was clearly naked. The relationship ended in December 2020, according to the affidavit.
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He said another underage student told Killian in November that he had seen the pictures of Haughey.
No trial date has been set for Haughey. Under Iowa law, sexual exploitation by a school employee is a Class D felony which, if convicted, carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a maximum fine of $ 10,245.
This article originally appeared on Des Moines Register: Charge: A former volleyball coach from Tama County had sex with a 17-year-old college student.
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