The Rockwall News publishes our story: ‘Utley P.E. teacher accused of sex assault turns himself in to Rowlett Police’
The Rockwall News, owned by Lillian Smith founder J.J. Smith, published our story today, reporting Utley Middle School P.E. teacher James Smith turned himself in last night after being charged with Sexual Assault Of A Child.
Below is the complete story:
ROWLETT – Utley Middle School physical education teacher and coach James R. Smith turned himself in to Rowlett police at 9:08 pm last night.
Smith, 50, is now charged with the second degree felony of Sexual Assault of a Child and his bond was set for $50,000. At 10:48 pm he posted bond with the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department and was released.
According to Detective Cruz Hernandez, he arranged to come in voluntarily through his attorney after being asked to appear by Rowlett Police.
Detectives say they began looking into the allegation against Smith in November after they received an allegation involving Smith and a teenage girl younger than 17.
He was placed on administrative leave Tuesday by Rockwall ISD after being notified about the investigation by Rowlett Police.
No word yet on when he is scheduled to appear in a Dallas County court.