Aiken teacher accused of sex with a student - WFXG FOX 54 - News Now

Aiken teacher accused of sex with a student

Source: Aiken Department of Public Safety Source: Aiken Department of Public Safety
AIKEN, SC (WFXG) -

An Aiken teacher is behind bars after police said he had an unlawful, physical relationship with a student.

Michael Paul Waters, 41, faces five counts of sexual battery with a student.

The Aiken Dept. of Public Safety said in a news release that Waters was employed as a coach and teacher at South Aiken High School.

Lt. Jake Mahoney said the alleged incidents occurred both on and off campus.

A parent WFXG spoke with near the school said she doesn't believe the allegations, and that Waters is a family man.

His page within the school website reads:

The students here call me Coach Waters. I have been teaching Economics and Geography here at South Aiken going on 11 years now. I enjoy teaching young people in hopes of one day making a difference in their lives. I LOVE coaching and I am a sports fanatic.

WFXG also reached out to school officials, but we still haven't heard back.

Mahoney said the school has been cooperative during the investigation, which is still ongoing.

Copyright 2013 WFXG. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • DHS secretary: FEMA chief misused cars, but won't lose job

    DHS secretary: FEMA chief misused cars, but won't lose job

    Saturday, September 22 2018 2:20 AM EDT2018-09-22 06:20:42 GMT
    Saturday, September 22 2018 5:11 AM EDT2018-09-22 09:11:25 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump shakes hands with FEMA Administrator Brock Long as Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen watches after visiting areas in North Carolina and South Carolina impacted by Hurricane Florence, Wednesday, S...(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump shakes hands with FEMA Administrator Brock Long as Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen watches after visiting areas in North Carolina and South Carolina impacted by Hurricane Florence, Wednesday, S...

    The head of the federal disaster response agency used government vehicles without proper authorization, but will not lose his job over it, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Friday.

    More >>

    The head of the federal disaster response agency used government vehicles without proper authorization, but will not lose his job over it, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Friday.

    More >>
  • Committee gives Kavanaugh accuser more time

    Committee gives Kavanaugh accuser more time

    Saturday, September 22 2018 1:51 AM EDT2018-09-22 05:51:44 GMT
    Saturday, September 22 2018 5:11 AM EDT2018-09-22 09:11:01 GMT
    (Jim Bourg/Pool Photo via AP, File). FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2018, file photo Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh is surrounded by photographers as he stands with Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley R-Iowa, during his confirmatio...(Jim Bourg/Pool Photo via AP, File). FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2018, file photo Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh is surrounded by photographers as he stands with Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley R-Iowa, during his confirmatio...

    The high-stakes brinkmanship over whether Brett Kavanaugh's accuser would testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee came to a momentary standstill as GOP Chairman Chuck Grassley gave Christine Blasey Ford more time to decide on the terms of her appearance.

    More >>

    The high-stakes brinkmanship over whether Brett Kavanaugh's accuser would testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee came to a momentary standstill as GOP Chairman Chuck Grassley gave Christine Blasey Ford more time to decide on the terms of her appearance.

    More >>
  • Investigation finds Maryland culpable in death of player

    Investigation finds Maryland culpable in death of player

    Friday, September 21 2018 6:01 PM EDT2018-09-21 22:01:02 GMT
    Saturday, September 22 2018 3:53 AM EDT2018-09-22 07:53:11 GMT
    Maryland's athletic director acknowledged that "mistakes were made" by the training staff in the treatment of McNair. (Source: AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)Maryland's athletic director acknowledged that "mistakes were made" by the training staff in the treatment of McNair. (Source: AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    An independent investigation into the death of University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair has determined that trainers on the scene did not follow proper procedures after he collapsed on the field.

    More >>

    An independent investigation into the death of University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair has determined that trainers on the scene did not follow proper procedures after he collapsed on the field.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly