A former New Boston, Texas, high school coach has been indicted by a Bowie County grand jury for alleged sexual misconduct with a 15-year-old male student.
Zachary Moody, 40, was arrested in April when allegations of inappropriate conduct in the athletic field house came to light. He was indicted this month for two counts of indecency with a child by sexual contact and one count of improper relationship between educator and student.
Moody, 40, allegedly blocked the boy’s path as he was walking down a hallway in the field house April 10. Moody allegedly cupped the boy’s pubic area with his hand and attempted to push him into the locker room, which was unoccupied at the time, according to a probable cause affidavit. Moody allegedly asked the boy to, “give him a little squeeze,” and told him not to walk away from him.
The boy told Moody to stop and later asked a friend to tell his mother because he was embarrassed. Later in the day Moody allegedly sent the boy an Instagram message while he was eating dinner at a restaurant in Texarkana. The message allegedly stated, “I was being stupid, sorry,” the affidavit states.
The boy showed the message to his parents and the alleged misconduct was reported that day to the New Boston Police Department. Moody was arrested in April. He is currently free on bond.
All three of the crimes Moody has been charged with are punishable by two to 20 years in prison.
Moody’s case has been assigned to 5th District Judge Bill Miller.