Police arrested two men on charges of prostitution, including a coach and teacher at Riverside High School in Decatur County.
Officers patrolled the 400 block of South Broad Street about 2 a.m. Monday when they saw a vehicle with two men inside parked in front of a closed business there.
“At that time of night, it was unusual and somewhat suspicious for a vehicle to be parked there,” Officer Middleton said.
Once the officer approached the car, he saw Adam Comer and Ryan Weimar engaged in a sexual act. The officer then realized, through his observations and interviews with the two men at the time of their arrest, that prostitution had occurred.
Comer, 32, who is a first-year soccer coach and teacher at Riverside High School, had agreed to pay Weimar,26, for sexual services, Middleton said.
Both men were charged with prostitution, a Class A misdemeanor.
State statute raises prostitution from a Class B misdemeanor to a Class A misdemeanor whenever prostitution occurs within a close proximity to a school or church. The two men’s arrest occurred near a school and some churches.
Decatur County school officials could not be reached.
Comer and Weimar were released from the Henderson County Jain on a bond of $1,000 each.
Their arraignment is set for 8 a.m. June 5 in Henderson County General Sessions Court.