A former Creekview High School special education teacher and track and field coach was indicted Monday on a charge of sexual assault stemming from a relationship he allegedly had with a student.
Cherokee County court records show that Adam Blake Bearden, 31, of Ball Ground, was indicted by the June 2013 grand jury on one count of sexual assault.
Bearden turned himself in to Cherokee Sheriff’s deputies Nov. 28, 2012, following allegations that he had a consensual sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female student.
He was charged with sexual assault and released from the Cherokee County jail on the day of his arrest on $44,800 bond, records show.
Bearden was the head coach for the girls track and field team and an assistant coach for the boys and girls cross-country team at the high school.
Bearden was hired by the Cherokee School District in 2009.
Following his arrest in November, Bearden was reassigned to a non-school position while the investigation was under way.
Barbara Jacoby, spokesperson for the School District, said Wednesday that Bearden is no longer employed with the district as he resigned from his position effective Dec. 6.
The relationship between Bearden and the 17-year-old girl is alleged to have taken place off campus over a three-month period.