A former teacher is facing six felony charges after allegedly sexually assaulting a student.
Alfred Sprouse, 50, of Gallatin, Missouri, was working as the activities director and a teacher at Winston High School in November of 2017 when he allegedly began having sexual contact with a 15-year-old female student, according to court documents. The alleged victim told investigators that he had assaulted her almost 20 times in a classroom, making the girl move out of view of cameras that were in the hallway, documents said.
Court documents allege Sprouse told the girl he loved her and would cheat on his wife with her. Sprouse also allegedly physically assaulted the student when he grabbed her arms and left bruises during a confrontation at the school during a basketball practice.
Sprouse has been charged with three counts of fourth-degree child molestation, one count of sexual contact with a student and one count of third-degree assault.
Sprouse is not in custody at this time, with court documents showing the address the man is listed under is invalid. A warrant has been issued for the man.
Sprouse was fired from Winston High School in March of 2018, with charges being brought against the man in August of 2018 for allegedly assaulting another student. Sprouse was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and two counts of fourth-degree assault in that case, which is still ongoing. A criminal summons was issued in that case, making it so that Sprouse was never arrested or issued bond. He has been regularly appearing in court for that case.
News-Press NOW reached out to Brian Robinson, superintendent of the Winston R-VI School District, who said officials will not be commenting on the case at this time.