HS Coach Sex Scandal: Softball Coach Caught in Internet Sting

High School Coach Sex Scandal LogoIt’s been a little while since we had one of these stories, but the basic premise is the same: an adult male coach gets online looking for an underage girl and finds one, only instead it’s actually a middle-aged cop pretending to be a girl. Online messages–and in this case pictures–are exchanged and then things get out of hand. This time we have Jay Harvill, the Mansfield High School (Texas) softball coach now faces a charge of online solicitation of a minor, a third-degree felony.

At one point in the conversation, according to police, Harvill claimed he was willing to get fired to have sex with the fake underage girl. He might get his wish if the case holds up.

The attorney general’s search warrant stated that Harvill sent sexually explicit instant messages in early July while in a chat room on Yahoo Messenger to a 14-year-old girl he knew as “Christi S.” The person on the other end, however, was Sgt. Ross Behrens, who was using a computer in Marble Falls.

According to the warrant, Harvill, posing as a 22-year old high school teacher from Katy, asked about the size of Christi S.’s breasts. He then said that if he was her teacher and was “willing to get fired,” he would have sex with her. At another point, when “Christi S.” tells Harvill that I “wish u were my teacher,” Harvill replies, “schoolteacher or sex teacher?” Harvill and Behrens then exchanged photographs, with Behrens sending a photo of a 14-year-old girl.

Read more: http://www.star-telegram.com/2010/09/03/2444930/mansfield-high-softball-coach.html#ixzz0yl0S3pMp

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