Oklahoma prosecutors have charged a former teacher and football coach with two counts of second degree rape and nine other felonies after he allegedly promised better grades to girls in exchange for sex.
According to a statement from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, five female victims of the former teacher at Atoka High School in a small town in southeastern Oklahoma have been identified by investigators and it is believed that more remain unidentified.
Casey Hauff, 32, allegedly told many of the girls he would accept sexual acts in exchange for better grades, prosecutors say.
The statement from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said, “Many of these sexual acts occurred at the school during school hours…”He also requested several of them send nude photographs of themselves to his cell phone.”
Atoka Police Chief Gene Dodson reported that the investigation began when an alleged victim confided to a classmate and that classmate told school officials. Chief Dodson said that other girls were initially reluctant to speak to investigators because of shame and embarrassment. He said that due to the “magnitude” of the allegations, the state bureau was asked to help investigate the case.
Chief Dodson said, “It’s a small town…It’s an emotionally-charged situation.”
Atoka, is about 130 miles southeast of Oklahoma City and features a population of about 3,000. Hauff taught history and coached football at the high school. Dodson said that Hauff is married with two children and remained a resident of Atoka after he resigned from the school district in October.
Hauff faces four counts of solicitation of a minor, two counts of rape, two counts of sexual battery, one count of forcible sodomy, one count of showing obscene material to a minor and one count of lewd or indecent proposals to a child under the age of 16.
An arrest warrant was issued for Hauff on Thursday and he turned himself in a day later to the Atoka jail, according to the bureau. Police said Hauff was arraigned Friday afternoon and released after posting his $250,000 bond.