Former Farmville assistant girls’ basketball coach facing child sex charges

Former Farmville assistant girls’ basketball coach facing child sex charges

Tony Joyner was head custodian and an assistant coach at Farmville Central High School.

FARMVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – A former coach at an Eastern Carolina high school is in trouble with the law, accused of several child sex charges involving a student.

Tony Joyner was an assistant girls’ basketball coach and head custodian at Farmville Central High School.

The 47-year-old man was charged Tuesday with second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and indecent liberties with a student.

Warrants say Joyner asked a 17-year-old girl, who is a student at the high school, to send him a nude photo. The warrant says it happened on December 1st and Joyner was arrested by Farmville police yesterday.

In his letter of termination, the school system said that Joyner texted inappropriate comments to the 17-year-old. The letter says they received the evidence from the mother of the teenager, and “it is clear in the text conversations that you were the initiator of almost all of the conversations.”

The school system called Joyner’s conduct “unacceptable” and violated professional ethics and standards between a staff member and a student.

Pitt County Schools said the man worked at Farmville Central from July 2016 until January 26th when he was fired. Joyner was in his second season as an assistant girls’ basketball coach at the school, a spokesman said.

Joyner was released on a $100,000 bond after his arrest.

Warning: The below termination letter features content that is sexual in nature

Tony Joyner termination letter from Pitt County Schools

Tony Joyner termination letter from Pitt County Schools

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