A Galivants Ferry man who had worked as a substitute teacher at Aynor High School is accused of having sex with a student, according to authorities.
Police on Tuesday charged Jerry David Love, 32, with engaging a child under 18 for sexual performance. Love was being held at J. Reuben Long Detention Center Thursday on a $10,000 bond..
Horry County police charged Love after officers were called to the school on Monday because a 16-year-old student had admitted to the administrative staff that she had a sexual relationship with Love, who has worked as a substitute teacher, according to the report.
Teal Harding, Horry County Schools spokeswoman, said Love was removed from the substitute teacher list and none of the alleged conduct occurred on school property.
School staffers were alerted to the situation after another student reported she received some email messages from Love and they made her uncomfortable, according to the report. That student told police the messages began after she became friends with the victim on Facebook.
That student also told police another female student had received similar messages from Love, according to the report. That student told police that Love asked her to go to his home, but she did not and that he met her at Wal-Mart in Conway and kissed her in the parking lot. The student said she backed away because she knew it was wrong.
At first the victim told school officials that she only talked to Love, but later admitted she had been in a sexual relationship with him since May, according to the report. The victim said Love would pick her up after school and they would go to an abandoned golf course and have sex.
The victim said Love would then drive her back to school where her parents would pick her up, according to the report. The victim said the relationship began on their way back from a church activity when she rubbed his leg and touched him by mistake. The victim said Love told her he liked it.