Georgia teacher may have exposed boy to HIV, records show

By Garrett Pelican - Digital executive producer
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Camden County Sheriff's Office booking photo of Tracy Wayne Crosby

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A Ware County, Georgia, teacher accused of having sex with a 16-year-old boy may have knowingly exposed the child to HIV, jail records show.

Camden County jail records show Tracy Wayne Crosby of Waycross now faces a felony charge of reckless conduct-HIV infected person on top of a misdemeanor solicitation of sodomy charge.

Crosby, 42, was fired from his part-time job as a Pierce County Sheriff's deputy and suspended from his job as a Ware County teacher following his arrest Nov. 29.

The teen's mother told deputies she found Crosby having sex with her son at Georgia Waterfront Park in Woodbine. She followed him there after he left home without saying why.

In response to Crosby's arrest, Ware County Schools Superintendent Jim LeBrun said Crosby was placed on leave while the investigation continues, but did not elaborate.

"The school district is fully cooperating with all law enforcement agencies and the Professional Standards Commission," LeBrun stated.

Pierce County Sheriff Ramsey Bennett told News4Jax that Crosby worked part-time for his agency as a deputy sheriff a couple days a month for three to four years before his termination.

According to jail records, Crosby remains in custody on $150,000 bond.

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