A former Texas Rangers prospect and Fort Worth teacher and coach have been accused of engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a student. Char Hawkins, 34, was found making out with a 16-year-old student in a car in a parking lot on January 16th. Hawkins informed the police that he was giving the student a ride to her home. He was not arrested at the time as authorities continued to investigate the situation. After the incident, Hawkins resigned from his position at the school and turned himself into police two days later.
According to a report in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, police documents indicate that there had been an online relationship and flirtation between Hawkins and the student. He had created a fake Facebook account to communicate with the student, and the false profile’s only friend was the student in question. The student said that she did not have sex with Hawkins, but that he did have inappropriate contact with her.
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