RALEIGH — Police on Monday evening charged Jamie L. Ayers, varsity girls’ softball coach at Wakefield High School, with three counts of sex offense with a student.
Late Monday, Ayers was suspended with pay after administrators were made aware of the charges, Wake County Public School System spokeswoman Stella Shelton said.
Ayers, 42, was booked at the Wake County Detention Center and was being held on $50,000 bond pending a court appearance Tuesday.
Arrest warrants charge that the offenses occurred between June 1, 2011, and March 1 of this year.
The section of state law cited by Raleigh police specifies that actions took place with a person 13 to 15 years old.
Ayers, of 321 Yellow Poplar Ave. in Wake Forest, has been a health and physical education teacher at the school since 2004 and has been with the system since he began at Cary High School in 1998, Shelton said.
He also is an assistant coach of the men’s varsity football team.
In March 2004, when he was at Wakefield Elementary School, Ayers received an employee excellence award from the school board.