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Affidavit: Texts between coach, student were 'personal in nature'

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Ricky Clements (Source: Smith County Jail) Ricky Clements (Source: Smith County Jail)

An arrest warrant affidavit reveals new details in a case involving a coach at The Brookhill School who is charged with enticing a child.

Ricky Clements, 61, of Flint was arrested Oct. 29 by Bullard police officers.

According to the affidavit, Clements exchanged several text messages that "were personal in nature and not professional texts" with a 16-year-old student.

Officers began investigating the case after the student's mother said she was contacted by Clements over the phone. She told police that Clements allegedly said he wanted her to contact her daughter so he could talk to her. He had been ordered by school administration not to initiate contact with the student. However, the parent said Clements told her that the administration did not prohibit the student from contacting him.

"The suspect went on to threaten if (the mother) did not comply with his request  'it would be a shame for everyone to find out about her (daughter's) past secrets,' " the affidavit reads.

The mother then attempted to contact the Brook Hill boarding school unit. When she was unable to, she traveled to the school. The documents state that during that time, she observed text messages between Clements and her daughter, including two videos of them in a car listening to music.

A series of October messages shows exchanges between the two:

"Then on Saturday October 3rd 2015 at 9:29 p.m., Clements asks (student) if she was at the boarding house? (Student) replies no and Clements responds with frowning faces. (Student) then says why and Clements texts, 'I wanted you to come outside and talk.' (Student) asks about what and Clements says, 'Life, death, happiness, sadness, education, uneducation ... dresses, etc. I kinda miss you.' "

Following an investigation, Clements was taken into custody. He was later released from jail on $4,000 bond. Clements is no longer employed with the district.

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