More Charges for Jason Lear
32-year-old Jason Lear (MySpace) is a former St. Cloud, Florida swim coach who was arrested this past Wednesday by the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office on five counts of lewd and lascivious battery. One of his former students, a 13-year-old girl, and her mother reported to police that last September, when the girl was 12, Lear coerced her into having sex with him on several different occasions.
When detectives questioned Lear he told detectives that he has never had unsupervised contact with children at the St. Cloud Aquatics Team when he was an assistant coach. Being as he is a friend of the family it’s possible that the alleged contact took place elsewhere.
Friday Osceola County added five more charges against Lear, Sexual Battery on a Victim Younger than 12 and four counts of Sexual Battery on a Victim Older than 12.
He is currently being held without bond at the Osceola County Jail.