ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — A man working as a ‘Community Soccer Coach’ is accused of inapprorpiately texting a high schooler.
Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office said on Wednesday that Amiel Gemali Cervantes-Espinosa, 21, of Lexington, was arrested and charged for sending inappripriate text messages to a student at Dalton McMichael High School, where he worked as a soccer coach.
Rockingham County Schools notified the sheriff’s office about the accusation when it was brought to their attention on Monday. An investigation followed and the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office says that as a result of the investigation, Cervantes-Espinosa was charged with felony indecent liberties with a student.
He turned himself into an investigator Tuesday afternoon and placed in the Rockingham County Detention Facility under a $30,000 secured bond.
A statement from Rockingham County Schools reads:
“Rockingham County Schools has been working in collaboration with the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office on this situation from the moment the allegations came to light. We are committed to the safety of our students, faculty, and staff, and are doing everything we can to assist McMichael High School through this difficult situation. Mr. Cervantes is no longer a coach in the Rockingham County School system, and we will continue to assist the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office with their ongoing investigation.”