Volleyball coach forced 13-year-old student in bathroom stall and kissed her, police say

A Jasper volleyball coach is facing a felony charge after a young teen reported she was accosted by the woman during a tournament in Trussville.

Dakoda Bhreann Mauldin, 29, is charged with a school employee engaging in a sex act with a student under the age of 19. She was booked into the Jefferson County at 12:37 p.m. Thursday and released at 1:04 p.m. after posting $15,000 bond.

Trussville police Sgt. Adam Filetti said the investigation began Sept. 30 when a 13-year-old girl reported to them that Mauldin assaulted her in the bathroom during a Sept. 19 volleyball tournament at Hewitt-Trussville High School.

Mauldin, according to the girl, pushed her into a bathroom stall and kissed her on the mouth. She also is alleged to have texted photos of herself to the girl and professed her love to her. Filetti said the victim is not from Trussville. Mauldin and the victim do know each other.

Filetti also said Mauldin asked the girl to delete the text messages between the two of them.

Mauldin at the time worked at a contract coach at Jasper High School but is no longer affiliated with the school system. Mauldin lives in Parrish.

The crime is a Class B felony.

“Since this is an on-going investigation, we are not a liberty to make comments,” said Jasper City Schools Superintendent Ann Jackson. “We are however, cooperating with law enforcement. Our main concern right now is with the wellbeing of our student athlete and her family.  Student safety is our number one priority.”

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