Charges Upgraded Against Former Jay Baseball Coach Accused Of Inappropriately Touching Students

July 13, 2018

The State Attorney’s Office said Thursday that charges have been upgraded against the former head baseball coach at Jay High School accused of allegedly touching female students inappropriately.

Brian Joseph Moye, 47, is now charged with two felony counts of lewd and lascivious molestation and one count of sexual battery. He was released from the Santa Rosa County Jail on a $10,500 bond. Assistant State Attorney Greg Marcille. said additional evidence led to the felony charge.

Moye was originally arrested in August 2017 on three misdemeanor counts of battery for the incidents that occurred at the school.

Two female students, age 16 and age 14, first told a teacher that Moye had been touching them inappropriately, according to an arrest report. One girl told deputies that Moye has been touching her over a period of several months, and another said he had touched her inappropriately. The incidents allegedly occurred in his classroom.

The girl had a cell phone in her hand and was able to take a picture that shows a male hand resting on her desk between her arm and rib cage, right next to her breast, the arrest report states. No faces are visible, but the male is wearing a garment that appears to be  a Jay High School coach’s issued pullover jacket, the report states.

He also allegedly rubbed up against one of the female students while she was seated at her desk. Victims also told deputies that Moye would also ask them personal things, like if they had ever been with someone sexually and if they had ever sent photos.

Moye denied all of the allegations against him, calling one allegation a “bold face lie”, the report states.

Santa Rosa County School Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick said Moye’s teaching contact was not renewed when it expired in May 2017.


14 Responses to “Charges Upgraded Against Former Jay Baseball Coach Accused Of Inappropriately Touching Students”

  1. Skelt on August 9th, 2018 11:12 pm

    All of you people are saying he’s innocent or to give him the benefit of the doubt, but think about if it was your child in the situation. Would you trust him or them? Seeing these responses, I’m inclined to believe the former. And just because you know someone and they seem like a good person doesn’t mean that they are. John Wayne Gacy was a lauded member of his community, if I recall correctly, and we all know how that turned out. I’m not saying that he is guilty or that he isn’t – all I’m saying is that we should treat the situation as if either option is possible. If he’s guilty, he’ll be administered the proper punishment, if he’s not, he’ll, unfortunately, bear the brunt of the accusations. But, if he IS innocent, then all of you shouldn’t be so worried, right?

  2. Jennifer on August 4th, 2018 3:50 am

    Praying all people involved in this situation the girls and their family and Mr Moye and his family and last Jay High School

  3. Concerned on July 30th, 2018 4:28 pm

    Many people don’t know, but the athletes are given the same pull over jackets as the coaches. It could be anyone in that picture.

  4. goat lady. on July 15th, 2018 9:16 pm

    I knew a PE teacher in Crestview.Fl. wrongly accused of inappropriate touching of sisters on the playground. Two teachers were on playground at all times. The mother was trying to get money from the school system. The Dr. that examined the girls said that the mom made it up. His life as a God fearing family man was over. Case was dropped. He had a heart attack and retired early.

  5. R D on July 15th, 2018 1:20 pm

    If the accusations turn out to be horse mularkey this man still will still not be able to get a job at a school again because of all the public information. So what’s next for him? Probably end up on the 13 weeks of unemployment that our great state gives. Good luck to you and hope the truth comes out for both parties. On a second note, if it is mularkey then the ones saying the lies should get at least half the sentence he would’ve received and be put on a ” I lied on someone ” registry so the public knows not to believe the hype created by these people. But if he’s guilty then he should get what the court hands down

  6. Wilykyote on July 15th, 2018 12:29 pm

    I’m reminded of a situation many years ago. A younger man was
    accused of touching a couple of teen girls in a public pool….he was
    a paid lifeguard. He literally left town,home,job awaiting court. Before
    Court date the girls recanted. Needless to say he was permanently scarred .

  7. Tarrence Wright on July 14th, 2018 10:40 am

    It’s always something going on at Jay high school. Lock him up and throw away the key!

  8. Stumpknocker on July 14th, 2018 5:53 am

    Not saying he’s guilty or innocent, just a reminder to give people the benefit of the doubt, just as anyone of us would want and expect. And no I have not a clue to who this person is. I could be wrong but I think it’s about a 50/50 on these type cases, there should be provisions put in place for anyone who lies or misleads about another and hold them accountable or if underage their parents for defamation.

  9. Chris on July 14th, 2018 3:35 am

    Innocent until proven guilty
    Could be more of this #meetoo nonsense

  10. Jusme on July 13th, 2018 9:30 pm

    I know this man, he has never once said anything out of the way to me. I’ve been around him and his family this is destroying his reputation and hurting his kids! Everybody wants to jump on board with “oh he’s guilty” shut up!!! He is not guiltily and I believe that with everything in me!

  11. willy on July 13th, 2018 12:50 pm

    Trocarman, guilty until proven innocent? If innocent this mans life has now been ruined. If guilty, I agree with you but would add to prison time a mandatory chemical castration. The other inmates will handle things from there.

  12. Child on July 13th, 2018 9:41 am

    Key word………….APPEARS to be a coach jacket! That’s not a fact…….I know he didn’t do this. And when the truth finally comes out I hope those girls get punishment for starting all this! This is ridiculous!

  13. Grand Locust on July 13th, 2018 9:41 am

    The man’s reputation has been trashed, and he might be an innocent man. Having coached girl’s and boy’s basketball, I always had my wife or another adult witness in the gym. With the boys I could grab them, and move them into position for a proper screen, but with the girls…….I would NEVER touch them because of the fear of an unwarranted accusation. I understand that there are predators, but how far is this going to go where adult coaches and teachers are vulnerable to unfair accusations. Where there is smoke there is fire, but at least he will get his day in court, but he will NEVER get his reputation back even if exonerated of these charges.

  14. Trocarman on July 13th, 2018 5:35 am

    Lock him up.

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