• Substitute teacher accused of inappropriate contact with student granted bond

    By: Tony Thomas


    GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - A Gwinnett County teacher accused of inappropriate contact with a student has been released from jail on bond.

    Channel 2’s Tony Thomas was in the courtroom Thursday when a judge set several conditions on Darren Evans' release on bond.

    The former football coach and substitute teacher bonded out about 2:30 p.m. Evans claimed that he's the victim of a teenage lie.

    Shortly after a judge granted Evans a $25,000 bond, the former Providence Christian Academy substitute teacher signed the paperwork, clearing the way for his release.

    Evans was charged last month after authorities said a female student at the private K-12 school told them that he repeatedly kissed her, groped her and asked her to send nude photos over Snapchat.

    “It saddens us because this is a warm and nurturing school. We take it seriously,” said Dr. Sean Chapman, head of school at Providence Christian Academy.

    Evans has spent the last three weeks in jail.

    “He has absolutely no problem staying away from(the victim),” defense attorney Stacey Levy told Thomas.

    Evans' attorney said her client isn't a flight risk and said she's told him to run the other way if he happens to see the teenager or her family in public. Levy said the charges are a lie.

    “I know Mr. Evans is not guilty of these charges. At this point we are going to do our investigation, but yes, that would be our assertion,” Levy said.

    At last check, Evans had not posted the $25,000 bond needed for his freedom.

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