MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A man arrested by Montgomery police on sex charges involving a student is a former teacher and coach at Macon East Academy, according to the school’s Headmaster Glynn Lott.
James Brantley Jr., 48, is charged with school employee having sexual contact with a student under 19 and first-degree sexual abuse.
“We are shocked and saddened to learn of the allegations,” Lott said in a statement, adding that “these actions are not condoned by Macon East Academy and we taken them very seriously.”
Court documents indicate the alleged assault happened at Brantley’s Montgomery home in the early morning hours of Sunday. He’s accused of giving alcohol to an underage female before assaulting her.
Brantley was identified as the suspect and was arrested Thursday. He’s booked into the Montgomery County Detention Facility on a $30,000 bond.