Sunday, May 9, 2010

Tim Yeager Faces Sex Charges

A former Brooks teacher/coach is facing charges of sexual misconduct in Iuka, Mississippi. Tim Yeager is currently employed at Iuka Middle School where he first met his 14 year-old accuser. The northeast Mississippi school is home to over 300 students in grades 5 to 8.

Tishomingo County Circuit Court Judge Jim Pounds ruled last Monday that there was probable cause to arrest Yeager, now free on $5,000.00 bond. His case will go before a grand jury next month; if indicted, he faces a jury trial and the possibility of five years in prison.

Sources say Yeager was relieved of all teaching and coaching duties several weeks ago after the alleged victim's parent brought charges. He's receiving his salary during this leave of absence--a common practice in the teaching world. Until being placed on a forced leave, the 55 year-old Yeager was coach to both the girl's basketball and softball teams.

Yeager is a 1972 graduate of Brooks High School in Killen; he graduated from the University of North Alabama in 1976 and immediately returned to his high school alma mater to serve as an assistant coach for the next three years. Yeager coached at Loretto in 1981, before journeying to Clements in 1982 where he remained for three years.

The year 1986 saw Yeager mysteriously absent from the coaching scene, but he returned to Lauderdale County in 1987 to serve as an assistant coach at Lauderdale County High School in Rogersville for two years. In 1989 Yeager returned to Brooks for a second time, coaching until 1997. Our sources were unfamiliar with the circumstances of Yeager's termination at that Lauderdale County school, once home to Allen Wilson.

We've been told that this is a developing story and more charges may be filed at a later date. Let's hope the Lauderdale County Board of Education didn't indulge in a case of pass the trash...

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