Substitute teacher, volunteer coach charged with criminal sexual conduct with minor

Substitute teacher, volunteer coach charged with criminal sexual conduct with minor

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A substitute teacher and volunteer football coach has been charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor. James Michael Frazier, 22, of Conway, was arrested Thursday, according to Capt. David Knipes with the Myrtle Beach Police Department.

Frazier is accused of committing the crime after the father of the victim said he found text messages between his daughter and Frazier. Frazier was a volunteer coach and had been working with the football team since the summer, according to Teal Harding, Horry County Schools spokeswoman.

Frazier was on the substitute list for about a month, and substituted for about 6 days, Harding said.

According to Horry County Schools, Frazier was ready for hire as a substitute on September 12. He served his first day as a substitute on September 22, then five additional days after that.

He has been removed from the district's substitute list and relieved of any coaching responsibilities.

A bond hearing was expected for Frazier at 4 p.m. Thursday, according to Knipes. He has since posted bond according to the Myrtle Beach Clerk of Courts.

Frazier was a former standout football player for Conway High School who graduated in 2009.  He went on to play for Appalachian State University on scholarship.

His former coach Chuck Jordan says Frazier was a model student athlete who had no problems off the field.  He says he was shocked to see how his former linebacker was making headlines.

We went to Frazier's house today in Bucksport to give him a chance to respond to the charges.  He declined any interviews.

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