Former Longview educator charged with assault out on bond

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 2:53pm

LONGVIEW — A former Longview ISD teacher and UIL coach, charged with sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child, is out of jail on bond.

Robert Craig Varnell of Diana was released from the Gregg County Jail on bond Nov. 14, according to jail records. Assistant District Attorney Jenny Huckle said Varnell has been indicted by a grand jury and is on the Dec. 9 status docket.

According to court documents, a 16-year-old boy told authorities Varnell had inappropriate physical contact with him numerous times from Aug. 31, 2007, to May 3, both at Varnell's home and the boy's home.

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