Monday, August 15, 2005

Ex-superintendent back in jail

A former Pike County school superintendent released on bond for sex crime charges is back behind bars.
Darryl Dean, 43, was sent to jail Friday after it was revealed he had casual contact with a 10-year-old boy, though the contact was not sexual, said Assistant Fayette County District Attorney Randy Coggin.
Dean, the father of two daughters, age 15 and 7, is not allowed contact with any other children under 16, according to conditions of his bond.
"The point is he violated the bond by being around a child who is not his own," Coggin said. "That's what the judge found."
Dean was arrested in March on charges he used the school system's computer and telephone to sexually proposition a Peachtree City police officer posing as a 15-year-old girl in an Internet chat room.
Coggin said Dean is dating the 10-year-old boy's mother, who lives in North Georgia. The boy's father and stepmother reported their concerns to police, Coggin said. The father testified Friday that Dean, the mother and boy took out-of-town trips together several times in July, Coggin said.
Dean's attorney has already filed a motion for a new bond. Coggin said a hearing on that motion will be held Aug. 19 in Pike County. Until then, Dean remains in the Fayette County Jail.

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