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High school coach posts bond after charges of sexual misconduct with students

Posted: 5:45 PM, Nov 04, 2016
Updated: 2016-11-04 17:45:17-04

A high school football coach is out on bond after accusations of soliciting sex from students.

Friday, 25-year-old Hector Tanner was arraigned and posted $25,000 bond.

He’s charged with two counts of Using a Computer to Attempt to Commit a Crime and Criminal Sexual Conduct and one count of Accosting Children for Immoral Purposes.

According to Macomb County Prosecutor, Eric Smith, Tanner used his work issued computer to talk to two female students, ages 15 and 16, on Twitter.  During these conversations, Tanner is accused of soliciting the students to join him in a three way sexual encounter.

One of the student’s foster mother found the Twitter conversation and alerted Romeo School officials.  Tanner was escorted off campus.

On Friday, 7 Action News attempted to catch up with Tanner to hear his side of the story, but he wasn’t available. His cousin said he is innocent.

"I think it's ridiculous, like I said, he's my family, my blood, I hope the truth comes out and he's cleared of these allegations,” said Tanner’s cousin, Kyle Webb.

"He's not capable of doing nothing like this, not kids,” said Webb.

The judge allowed Tanner to post bond today with several conditions.  He’s not allowed access to any computers, smart phones or the internet, he can not be in the presence of a minor child without an another adult and he’s not allowed on Romeo School grounds. 

Tanner will be back in court on Nov. 15 for a probable cause hearing.