Wharton ISD Band director charged with improper relationship with student

A Band director at Wharton ISD has been indicted for having a sexual relationship with a student.

Jason Toney, 29, is facing five counts of improper relationship between educator and student, and 11 counts of sexual assault.

Authorities say he had relationship with a female student under 17 years of age.

A Crime Stoppers tip led to the initial investigation.

Toney was then arrested based on a 16 field indictment that was taken to grand jury this month.

He turned himself in on the August 6 and remains in the Wharton County Jail on a total of $480,000 total bonds ($30,000 per count). 

Toney worked at Wharton High school, and also did work at a junior high.