By Doug Myers (Contact)
Indictments made public today reveal specific, detailed allegations against a former Jim Ned teacher accused of having inappropriate relationships with students.
The indictments, handed down by a Taylor County grand jury Thursday and not available for public review until this morning, contend Kaleb Tierce, 26, sought sexual favors from three female students roughly three years ago -- in the latter part of 2005.
-- Requested that one of the students "come to his residence when no one else was present."
Asked to further elaborate, Sgt. John Cummins, spokesman for the Taylor County Sheriff's Office, said Tierce allegedly asked the student to come to his home under an undisclosed "normal pretense" and then, after she arrived, allegedly kissed and exposed himself to her.
The indictment concluded it was part of Tierce's attempt to "engage in sexual conduct and sexual intercourse."
-- Told another of the students that he "always wanted to be with a black girl" and asked "what she would be willing to do for a better grade."
-- Told a third student that "she could flash him and let him touch her boobs or she could give him" oral sex.
The students' names, because they are now considered adults, are listed in court documents.
Tierce, listed in court documents as 5-foot-10 and 205 pounds, faces three counts of attempted improper relationships with students.
The alleged relationships with female students began on school grounds, but the incidents are thought to have occurred off campus, Cummins said last week.
Tierce wasn't charged with providing harmful material to a minor, a misdemeanor.
In March, the Jim Ned school district trustees voted not to renew Tierce's teaching contract for the 2008-09 school year.
Tierce is now self-employed, Cummins has said, and makes money by doing odd jobs.