RHS coach resigns after ‘improper relationship’ charge

Taylor Taylor A first-year assistant football coach at Rockdale High School has resigned as the result of crimi nal charges filed Thursday alleging an improper relationship with a female student.

Christopher Taylor, 31, was charged w ith “improper relationship between educator and student,” according to Rockdale Police Lt. J. D. Newlin.

Taylor was released after posting $6,000 bond.

The arrest came after an investigation by police into reports of a relationship between Taylor and an 18-year-old female, who was not one of his students.

‘IMPROPER’—Even though the female indicated in the charge is beyond the age of consent, criminal charges may be filed in the event of an “improper” educator-student relationship, according to Texas law.

The police affidavit states the student and the teacher eventually admitted to having sex “on more than one occasion” in the coach’s apartment.

Police said students were interviewed in the course of their investigation after reports of the relationship began to circulate.

The charge is a second-degree felony and is punishable by a term of two to 20 years and an optional fine of up to $10,000.

COACH—Taylor is a former Madisonville High School and Texas A& M University football standout. He was an assistant football coach during the fall and would have been an assistant track coach after classes began in 2011.

Taylor is the father of children ages six and four.

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