A Ware County teacher arrested Nov. 29 on a charge of soliciting a sex act from a 16-year-old boy is now charged with reckless conduct by an HIV-infected person, Camden County jail records show.

 

The new charge against 42-year-old Tracy Wayne Crosby is a felony, and he is still in jail with a bail set at $150,000, the records show.

Camden County deputies arrested Crosby a day after a woman complained that she had found her son and Crosby in a sex act at the Woodbine waterfront park.

The woman said her son had left home without providing any explanation and that she had located the car in which he had left at the park, the Camden County Sheriff’s Office said last week.

After his arrest, Crosby was suspended from his job teaching criminal justice classes at Ware County High until the Ware County school board and law enforcement completed their investigations, Superintendent Jim L. LeBrun said. He remains suspended, the school system said Wednesday.

Pierce County Sheriff Ramsey Bennett fired Crosby as a part-time investigator with his department before his arrest.

Crosby had worked a couple of weekend days each month as an investigator, Bennett told the Times-Union.

Terry Dickson: (912) 264-0405