Former teacher jailed for sex with student

Published 2:29 am Saturday, February 6, 2016

A former Andalusia Middle School and Red Level High School coach and teacher was arrested Friday and charged with having sex with a student.


The Southeast Sun in Enterprise reported that Horace Ashley Graham, 37, of Andalusia, is charged with four counts of “school employee engaging in sex act or deviant sexual intercourse with a student.”

According to Enterprise Police Chief T.D. Jones, the arrest stemmed from allegations that EPD received on Jan. 21 of sexual contact between a teacher and a student from Enterprise High School.

Graham turned himself in to the EPD at 1:20 p.m. and was transported to the Coffee County Jail where he is held on no bond, pending an initial court appearance.

According to 12th Judicial Circuit District Attorney Tom Anderson, a charge of “school employee engaging in sex act or deviant sexual intercourse with a student,” is a Class B felony and carries a possible penalty of two to 20 years upon conviction.

Enterprise City Schools Superintendent Dr. Camille Wright said Graham has been placed on administrative leave.

Chief Jones said an investigation began immediately and investigators worked non-stop to obtain supplementary evidence in this case. The EPD received assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation agents in Dothan, he said.

Jones said the evidence revealed that Graham engaged in four separate, inappropriate and unlawful, sexual acts with the same student between November 2015 and January 2016.

“At this point in the investigation, it is believed that none of the sexual acts occurred while on school grounds,” Jones said. “The investigation will continue to search for additional evidence and to determine if additional charges are warranted.”

Graham taught JAG at RLHS, and resigned at the end of the 2011-2012 school year.

He taught social science from 2012-2014 at AMS. He also was an assistant football coach and served as a head basketball coach.