Michael L. Porter and Blair Elizabeth Porter are husband and wife high school coaches in Mississippi who have been arrested and face felony charges for the allegedly sexual abuse of a 15-year-old girl.
The 27-year-old Michael L. Porter and the 26-year-old Blair Elizabeth Porter are a married couple. He was a softball coach at Ridgeland High School, and his wife was a teacher at Old Towne Middle School and an assistant softball coach at Ridgeland High School in Ridgeland, Mississippi. The couple are residents of Brandon, Mississippi.
According to Mississippi News Now, quoting the police report, the alleged victim, a 15-year-old girl, was on the softball team which Michael Porter coached.
The Ridgeland Police Department began their investigation when the mother of the alleged victim reported that her daughter’s contact with the couple after school hours “went well beyond that of a teacher student relationship.” She also said that she believed the inappropriate relationship may have started while the girl was a student at Old Towne Middle School.
Police obtained a search warrant and were able to see the texts exchanged by the the Porters and the alleged victim. According to the police report some of the texts had nude photos and sexually explicit language.
The alleged victim told police that a sexual encounter had taken place at the couple’s home and that another one had taken place at Ridgeland High School.
Michael L. Porter and Blair Elizabeth Porter were arrested and booked at Madison County Detention Center. As the Clarion Leger reports, they were both charged with one count each of sexual battery of a child, a felony after indictment by a grand jury.
As for any details on the bio and professional background of either Michael L. Porter or Blair Elizabeth Porter, all that has been reported is their former employment with Madison County School District. The superintendent confirmed that the couple are no longer employed by the district.
This is a developing story; check back for additional updates.
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