Marianna Man Charged with Sexual BatteryMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Jul 11 2018 9:09 AM
On July 10, 2018, The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office received information that 23 year old Te’Quayis LaVonte Brigham, the track coach at Marianna High School, was sexually involved with a 16 year old student. During the course of the investigation it was revealed that BRIGHAM and the student had multiple sexual interactions which may have taken place on the school grounds. At least one of the sexual interactions took place while BRIGHAM and his team were at a track meet in Jacksonville, Florida.
Investigators are also looking into BRIGHAM’s and the student’s cell phones to acquire if any images/photos or videos were exchanged between them. Investigators learned that BRIGHAM had a “secret” relationship with the student that took place over the course of approximately 4 months.
On July 10th, BRIGHAM was brought in for questioning and acknowledged his involvement with the student, however he denied that he had a “secret” relationship with the student. As investigators were interviewing BRIGHAM, the Department of Children and Families received a second report in which it was reported that a second student may have also been sexually abused by BRIGHAM. BRIGHAM was questioned about the second victim’s allegations in which BRIGHAM denied the allegations.
Based upon the facts provided during the investigation Te’Quayis Lavonte Brigham was taken into custody without incident and taken the Jackson County Correctional Facility to await first appearance. Due to the incidents occurring while BRIGHAM was acting in familial and/or custodial authority he is being charged with Sexual battery, F.S. 794.011 (8).
Te’Quayis Lavonte Brigham
BM, 23 years of age
Sexual Battery while in familial and/or custodial authority