Ann Arbor teacher, baseball coach arrested trying to have sex with child

- An Ann Arbor high school teacher and baseball coach is accused of preying on a child.

Investigators say Gerald Holley set up a meeting to have sex with the minor.  The baseball coach and biology teacher at Pioneer High School is accused of trying to have sex with a child, but investigators in Macomb County got him, before he could act.

Holley allegedly set up the meeting online thinking he was meeting a child for a sexual encounter, instead investigators say when he arrived he was met with handcuffs.

"My blood is kind of boiling, right now as I think about it," said one parent. "He's a biology teacher and I know my daughter is taking biology. It is really disturbing. I am glad they got him."

Holley is charged three felony counts of child sexually abusive activity and one felony computer crimes count. The max time behind bars, when you add it all up, is 75 to life.

"I don't understand why somebody that is in a position like this, would do something like that," the parent said.

Holley can be set free on $50,000 bond with a confinement tether, no contact with minors and no going online. It is not enough for some parents, especially after what he is accused of doing.

"It makes me question how somebody like that can be in a public school around kids this age," the parent said.

"MACE" the Macomb Area Computer Enforcement say they got word Holley was on social media and might be a child sexual predator.

A detective under cover struck up an internet conversation with Holley pretending to be a child. Investigators say Holley asked to have sex with what he thought was a child at the meeting they allegedly set up.

"He approached a doorway where the meet was scheduled for," said Sgt. Renee Yax, Macomb County Sheriff's Office. "And that is when he was arrested."

"To kind of have this happen I think left everyone (uneasy)," said mom Lavonne Maxwell.

Holley was a former Michigan High School Coach of the Year in 2004, is not the title people are associating with him now.

Holley is reportedly a father of two children leaving many parents here at Pioneer asking how someone could do this when they have their own children.

The Macomb prosecutor reminds parents to closely watch their kids saying Holley chose a career that surrounded him with young people.

He's back in court Oct. 25.
 

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