PALM BAY, Fla. – A Brevard County high school physical education teacher and girls’ golf and tennis coach was arrested on multiple counts of lewd and lascivious battery on a teenage girl, according to officials.
Bayside High School teacher Jason T. Maynor, 38, was arrested Friday and booked into the Brevard County Jail. Maynor remained in jail late Sunday on a $355,000 bond, police said.
According to Palm Bay police, some of Maynor’s alleged contact with the student-athlete occurred on campus.
“These charges are extremely concerning because protecting our students on campus and at their after-school activities is our No. 1 priority,” BPS Superintendent Mark Mullins said. “I thank Palm Bay police for quickly investigating the allegations and for their ongoing presence in our schools.”
The victim was an athlete on the tennis and golf teams Maynor coached from September 2019 to April 2019, according to the arrest report.
The inappropriate conducted started when Maynor asked the victim to send him videos showing her workouts to see her “progressing” and getting fit for the sports teams, investigators said.
The victim told detectives the requests from her coach became more complex and he began asking for videos showing her from the rear and without clothing. Eventually, the videos became sexual, according to the report.
Maynor would ask the victim to wear short skirts to school and, eventually, the victim was meeting with Maynor every day in his classroom to engage in sex acts.
Throughout the course of their relationship, the victim said, Maynor bought her gifts including a “wedding ring” style ring set, lipstick and perfume.
The activity happened on campus from October 2018 to May 2019, according to the report. The sexual activity began to die down when they were almost caught by a school employee who entered a dark classroom they were alone in while she was performing a sex act on the suspect, the victim said. The two pretended to be looking for something, according to the report.
Maynor continued to contact the victim after she was no longer a student at Bayside High School as recently as two weeks prior to his arrest, investigators said.
Palm Bay police were notified by the victim’s parents after her father became aware of the relationship.
During a call with the victim recorded by police, Maynor told the victim to tell her father she was making the story up and that he would “go to prison” if her father got ahold of her cell phone records. Maynor asked the victim “are we busted?” and asked what she had told people, according to the arrest report.
During questioning, Maynor denied everything and said the victim was lying. Maynor did confirm he spoke with the victim on Facetime and texted her but denied a sexual affair, investigators said.
As of Monday, Brevard Public Schools said it had no information indicating that Maynor had inappropriate conduct with other students.
Maynor was hired by Brevard Public Schools in August 2016 after passing a criminal background check that included fingerprinting, officials said. He has been prohibited from entering school property or having contact with students pending the outcome of his case.
BPS notified faculty and parents of the arrest Monday morning.
The district said it will have additional counselors and law enforcement officers on campus to support students and assist with any questions or concerns.
Anyone with further information about Maynor is asked to call Palm Bay police at 321-952-3456, option 0 or to make a confidential call to the Speak Out Hotline at 800-423-TIPS.