Jayson Reed, 47, surrendered Tuesday to a felony charge of sexual assault by a person with supervisory or disciplinary authority. He was booked into the Richmond County Jail.
Here is the warrant:
“Jayson Reed did between the aforementioned date and May 1, 2016 while in his capacity as a teacher did make sexual contact with a female student who is not his spouse. The accused as a teacher did have supervisory authority over said victim. While employed by the Richmond County Board of Education, more specifically A. R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet High School, said accused did engage in sexual contact with a female student she being approximately 18 years of age; by inserting his his finger into the victim’s vagina for the purpose of sexual gratification. This offense occurred in a classroom, located in A. R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet High School, located at 1324 Laney-Walker Blvd., in Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia.”
School district spokesman Kaden Jacobs released this statement:
“In January, an accusation was made against Dr. Jayson Reed, a Math teacher at AR Johnson, by the parents of a college-aged, former student. Once Dr. Reed learned of the allegations, he resigned abruptly. In his resignation, he indicated he was leaving due to personal and family obligations. After an investigation, the RCBOE Police Investigator secured a warrant for Dr. Reed’s arrest on the charge of “sexual assault by a person with supervisory or disciplinary authority.” The accusations against Dr. Reed are deplorable and we will always take swift and decisive action to protect our students.”