Former Paetow High School football coach reportedly spanked two female, charged with child sexual contact

Lonnie Teagle (Photo Courtesy of Harris County District Court) 

Former Paetow High School head football coach Lonnie Teagle faced two criminal charges after resigning back in October.

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According to court records, Teagle, 39, was charged with indecency with child sexual contact and improper relationship with a student on Nov. 14.

Documents stated that Teagle inappropriately touched two students at the Katy ISD high school, both 15-years-old. The actions started with inappropriate comments that later developed into inappropriate hugs with inappropriate touching.

Reports say Teagle told both the girls not to tell anyone about what was going on.

Documents say at a later instance Teagle pulled one of the girls onto his lap in an office at the high school. A few days later, Teagle reportedly took the two girls to a room and said he was going to spank them. He then bent one of the girls over his lap, spanked her, then did the same to the other girl.

The inappropriate contact went on for a while with Teagle hugging the girls before bringing his hands to their backsides, court records say. In one instance, Teagle rubbed one girl's inner thigh. He later asked the girls if they would like to have sexual intercourse. Documents say he later apologized and bought the girls Chipotle as an apology before formally apologizing.


The inappropriate sexual contact stopped with the two girls after Sept. 9, according to court records.

On Oct. 12, three other female students, two who were 16, and one who was 15, came forward with complaints similar to the other two girls. Teagle reportedly said at one point, "You're so pretty, I would date you if I were your age." The three girls said they were scared to come forward due to Teagle's high status at the school.

Further investigation found that Teagle had complaints from Denton ISD in October 2021. The complaints ranged from asking female students for back rubs to comments about the girl's bodies. Reports say he also had complaints from staff who worked at Stockdick Junior High, adjacent to Paetow High School.

Staff members also added that Teagle made them feel uncomfortable due to inappropriate comments, touching, and mannerisms, and he would frequently visit the junior high.

Katy ISD issued this statement after the charges were filed:

After several weeks of interagency investigations, the District has been informed by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office that it has accepted charges on former football coach, Lonnie Teagle. The District takes all potential safety concerns seriously. When made aware of any allegation concerning a staff member, the individual is immediately removed from their assignment(s), while District personnel work swiftly with law enforcement and other agencies to conduct a thorough investigation to ensure the safety and well-being of all students. Any further inquiries regarding the case are directed to the Harris County DA’s Office.

Bond was set for the 39-year-old former head coach at a total of $30,000 and officials say he made bond for both charges.