BRYANT, AR – Former Bryant High School band teacher James Chad Green has been charged with 1st degree sexual assault, according to the Bryant Police Department. The charge is in connection to an alleged assault on a student at the school.
The Saline County Deputy Prosecutor tells us the charge stems from sexual misconduct with a student between the 2009 and 2010 school year.
When the investigation started in January, we didn't release Green's name because charges hadn't been filed yet. But band students at Bryant High were well aware of the investigation.
"It was a shock for me at first but then I got to realize how common these things could be," junior Toby Cox told us in January, 2012.
We tried to ask Green about the charges tonight but no one answered at his door, his phone or his attorney's number. When we spoke to Green's attorney in January, he maintained his client's innocence.
"We deny that there is any wrong doing what so ever," said Bill James, Green's attorney, January 2012.
But on October 16th, prosecutors filed charges and Saline County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Green on the 31st.
The school district won't speak on his employment status or answer any other questions tonight giving us the statement "By law, since this is a personnel matter, we are not at liberty to speak about it."