Former Levelland coach indicted on charges of sexual contact wit - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Former Levelland coach indicted on charges of sexual contact with minor, online solicitation

Scot Justin Hays (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center) Scot Justin Hays (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)
LEVELLAND, TX (KCBD) -

A Hockley County Grand Jury has indicted a former Levelland ISD coach/teacher on charges of indecency with a child involving sexual contact and online solicitation of a minor.

The indictment states Scot Justin Hays, 41, of Lubbock has been accused of engaging in sexual contact with a child under the age of 17 on April 29, 2016. He is also accused of inappropriately touching a child younger than 17 years of age on May 5, 2016.

Then on May 13, 2016, Hays is accused of soliciting a minor through text messages, attempting to meet the child, according to the indictment.

The indictment was filed in Hockley County on Wednesday and Hays was arrested in Lubbock County on Thursday.

He has been released from the Lubbock County Detention Center on a $15,000 bond.

The following information was provided by Levelland ISD in May 2016:

On Tuesday, May 17, 2016, Levelland ISD was made aware of an allegation of possible inappropriate electronic communication between one of its teacher/coaches and a Levelland ISD student.

The District immediately placed the employee on paid administrative leave while it conducted an investigation regarding the allegations. On Wednesday, May 18, 2016, the employee resigned his employment with the District. The District promptly reported circumstances of the employee’s resignation to local and state law enforcement, as well as the State Board for Educator Certification.

The District will continue to cooperate with law enforcement and educator licensing agencies in any on-going or future investigations.

Student safety and welfare are of paramount importance to the District, and all required actions and notifications concerning this matter have been completed by the District.  Due to state and federal privacy laws, however, there will be no further information regarding this matter released by the District.  

According to his bio on Levelland ISD's website, he began teaching and coaching at Levelland in 2014 as the PE teacher and softball and volleyball coach. He began his coaching career at Howard Junior College in 1997 as a baseball coach. He was a strength and conditioning coach at Lubbock Christian University as well as a basketball and softball coach. He also coached baseball at Howard Payne University. 

The bio also states he started his teaching career at Overton Elementary in Lubbock in 2013 where he taught 3rd grade Science and Social Studies.

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