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Gainesville man, employed as teacher and coach at Bronson Middle/High School, charged with molesting juvenile boys

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.

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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. 

  • What a Piece of $HIT human being..Diddlers should be castrated and shot ..you can’t rehab that.. they should stop separating Pedos from general population.. let them get a full degree In Gladiator School

    • Aren’t you concerned about the peoples in the lgbqtxyz community and equity, etc.? Is the
      problem that the participants were under 18 and he crossed the line because they were minors? Do you think they should be discussing gender identity in schools to elementary kids?

      • Are you saying that the liberal establishment is currently condoning pedophilia because the coach was identifying as a white or black female minor or something like that? It’s a big thing with government & some churches that trans and gay are ok now. Teachers unions were trying to indoctrinate children in
        the 3rd or something like that and didn’t Desantis stop that?

  • Only one cure for these type of demons. Prison doesnt cure, castration doesn’t stop the mind, sex offender programs don’t work. Execution does. These victims will be scarred for life because of this POS. And the reality is that this demon doesn’t care about the lives he has screwed up. Sure he will say sorry in court but he will never mean it. He got away with screwing up kids and will di it again.

  • I believe he was fired from another school many years ago while coaching basketball and having kids play in their underwear for “punishment”.

    Wonder if there was an investigation and if not why?

    • That’s un true because he would have never been able to pass the investigation that we as officials goes thru each year no your facts

  • The city of GNV sends out such a confusing message when it comes to this stuff by painting rainbows in street intersections. The public schools are
    doing the same with wanting to teach
    Gender identity stuff and those new pronouns too…

    • Got it! They didn’t identify their correct pronouns and this is what happens. C’mon man…you gotta get woke up already.

  • Why didn’t these kids just talk to their father about the situation? Oh, sorry, I forgot… No father around. That’s the problem

  • Kids lie too….in education 30 yrs……Dont judge lest you be judged. Ive watched many kids lie to get teachers fired when they received a bad grade or a referral…

    Not saying he did or didn’t…

    Let the courts do what they are suppose to do.

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