Banks County Coach Arrested For Alleged Sexual Contact With Student

Banks Co. - An East Jackson High School assistant coach was released on bail after being arrested for allegedly having sexual contact with a student.

On Jan. 15, Michael Lee Stanley, 29, of Royston was taken into custody and charged with charged four counts of first-degree improper sexual contact by an employee of a school. 

The incidents for which he was charged were reported to have occurred in Banks County and involved an East Jackson High School female student. 

At the time of the incidents, Stanley was employed as a paraprofessional and assistant basketball coach at East Jackson High School. 

Stanley has since been released on a $20,000.00 bond. 

The investigation is still active and ongoing.