HomeCrimeGainesville man, employed as teacher and coach at Bronson Middle/High School, charged with molesting juvenile boys
Gainesville man, employed as teacher and coach at Bronson Middle/High School, charged with molesting juvenile boys
July 28, 2022
BY JENNIFER CABRERA
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Billy McCall, Jr., 39, was arrested yesterday evening on charges of molesting and battering two boys he coached in Bronson and also directing them to make sexual videos.
The arrest was made by Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, but the case was initiated by Levy County Sheriff’s Office. The two victims, who were 14 and 15 years old when the alleged incidents occurred, played on a Bronson school basketball team, and McCall coached the team.
The 15-year-old reported that McCall took him on an out-of-town trip in February of 2022, and while in the hotel, he woke up to McCall touching him over his boxers but under his shorts. He also reported that in March of 2022, he was at McCall’s apartment in Gainesville, fell asleep, and awoke to McCall touching him over his boxers but under his shorts. He said he told McCall to stop, and he did.
The same victim reportedly said McCall told him to send videos of himself masturbating on SnapChat. He said that when he did not do this, McCall said he would have another basketball player beat him up. The victim said he sent videos of himself masturbating to avoid being physically harmed. He also reportedly said that after another incident in which he sent videos of himself masturbating, McCall paid him by adding money to his PlayStation account.
The same victim reportedly said that McCall picked him up on other occasions and brought him to his Gainesville apartment, and while he drove, McCall would touch the boy over his pants. Another time, the victim reported that when he was at McCall’s apartment, McCall told him to go to the bathroom and masturbate and return erect. He said that when he did that, McCall took pictures of him with a cell phone, touching him and moving him to get photos from different angles. He said McCall told him that he needed to trust him and that it was to further train him for basketball.
The same victim told deputies that McCall has a security camera in his living room, and deputies plan to execute a search warrant to obtain the footage.
The 14-year-old victim said McCall touched him over his pants while he was at his Gainesville apartment playing video games. He said McCall asked him 5 or 6 times to send nude photos, but he refused to do that.
Both victims said McCall told them that he wanted the nude photos so he could improve their basketball skills.
McCall declined to speak with deputies after being arrested in the parking lot of his apartment complex.
McCall has been charged with lewd and lascivious molestation and lewd and lascivious battery on a juvenile victim, directing a child to create a sexual performance, and using a 2-way communications device to facilitate a felony. He has no criminal history in Alachua County and is being held on $650,000 bond.
Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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