Ex Rudder High Baseball Coach Ben Haynes Indicted by Brazos County Grand Jury

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It has been three months since former head baseball coach Ben Haynes resigned from Rudder High School. His resignation in March came after allegations he had sex with an 18-year-old student on more than one occasion.

The Arrest report says the student told police she had sex with the former coach two times between March 15th and March 22nd: once in his pickup and another time in her bedroom at her house. During the course of the investigation Bryan Crime Scene Investigators gathered enough evidence inside Haynes Home and his pickup truck to charge him with having an improper relationship with the student.

A forensic search of Haynes' cellphone uncovered more than 1,000 text messages that were sent back and forth between the two. Haynes turned himself into the Brazos County Jail April 7th and was released just hours later. He was indicted Thursday by the Brazos County Grand Jury

Although the alleged relationship was consensual, according to Texas law, having an improper relationship with a student is a punishable and if convicted, Haynes could spend anywhere from two and 20 years in prison.

TEXAS PENAL CODE
21.12. IMPROPER RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EDUCATOR AND STUDENT.

(a) An employee of a public or private primary or secondary school commits an offense if the employee engages in sexual contact, sexual intercourse, or deviate sexual intercourse with a person who is enrolled in a public or private primary or secondary school at which the employee works and who is not the employee's spouse.

(b) An offense under this section is a felony of the second degree.

(c) If conduct constituting an offense under this section also constitutes an offense under another section of this code, the actor may be prosecuted under either section or both sections.

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