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High school basketball coach charged with soliciting sex from a student

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Updated: 4/17/2013 2:29 pm
OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. (WFTV) -- A high school girls' basketball coach who was fired after being accused of soliciting a student for sexual activity bonded out of Osceola County Jail Tuesday.

Authorities said Bryan Lockley, 27, was terminated from his position at Liberty High School on Friday.

The 17-year-old student's parents told authorities that Lockley was texting their daughter pictures of himself and communicating about issues that were not school-related.
Deputies said the student told them Lockley made statements to her that made her feel uncomfortable. He would ask her to stay after school and also to have lunch with him in his classroom, deputies said.

The student also told deputies that during spring break, Lockley sent photos of himself to her. Authorities said although the photos were not criminal, they were inappropriate.

Deputies said the student told a friend about the text messages and pictures, and her friend said she was also getting text messages from Lockley.

Detectives discovered one text message to the friend, who is also 17, that offered her alcohol. The same text message implied Lockley was asking the student to have sex, investigators said.

One text listed in Lockley's arrest report asked, "When do you turn 18 so you can come to my side of town and party with me?"

Lockley allegedly invited her to stay in his Daytona Beach hotel room on spring break and explained, "No one would know because it was in Daytona."

Students said the coach's nickname was "the Lockmonster" and that he was well-liked and acted like "one of them."

"He was just laid back, chill," said one student. "Students loved him."

"He seems like a great guy. He tells everyone to do their work, focus. You wouldn't expect it from him," said student Tristan Roman.

Parents said they were shocked to hear of other bizarre behaviors in the classroom.

According to the report, the coach put a mat in front of his desk and asked one of the teens he had been texting to demonstrate pelvic thrusts and standing squats.

In the report, Lockley told investigators he had "bad judgment."

Lockley is charged with soliciting a minor for sexual activity via electronic device.

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JusticeForAll - 4/17/2013 6:02 PM
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Such an ignorant comment, you are only hear the side of the girl who very well may have gotten caught and didn't want to get into trouble. He made poor judgement but she's old enough to have said something sooner if was actually harassment.

Fred Thompson - 4/17/2013 5:13 PM
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Glad the dispicable indivduel is caught! He gets the lable now!
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