Baylor Soccer Coach Weekley Resigns After He Is Caught In Prostitution Sting; 13 Others Charged

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Baylor soccer coach Jimmy Weekley has resigned from his post at the school after being caught in a prostitution sting.

He has led Baylor to a number of state championships.

He issued this statement, "I have been cited to court for solicitation related to an incident that occurred last Wednesday.  In a weak moment, I made a poor decision. I have hurt my wife and my family, and disgraced my employer and team by my actions.  I accept full responsibility.  Toward that end, I have entered family counseling and have tendered my resignation to Baylor School.  I apologize and deeply regret my actions and those I have hurt and whose trust I have broken.”  

His attorney, Lee Davis, said, “Mr. Weekley has been cited to court for the misdemeanor of solicitation. We have met with the Chattanooga detective and cooperated fully in the process for misdemeanors.” 

Barbara Kennedy of Baylor said, "Baylor Girls' Soccer Coach Jimmy Weekley has advised the school that he has resigned for personal reasons. Because this is a personnel matter, the school cannot comment further."

He is due to report by Dec. 13.

There were 13 others charged.

Police said, "The Chattanooga Police Department Vice Unit, with the assistance of the Crime Suppression Unit and the Narcotics Unit, has been conducting an operation over the past two weeks which targeted prostitution and human trafficking in our city. The operation has resulted in the arrest of 14 individuals for prostitution-related offenses. A firearm was also seized along with over $1,600 in cash. Most were cited in lieu of a physical arrest and will turn themselves in at a later date.

The following people were arrested, the charges are also listed:

H/F Bernadine Gurule – Prostitution and outstanding warrants

W/F Mildred Scruggs – Prostitution, Evading Arrest and Assault

W/M Jeffery Williams – Patronizing Prostitution

W/M James Queen – Patronizing Prostitution

W/M Michael Cruze – Patronizing Prostitution

W/M Dale Ullo Jr. – Patronizing Prostitution

W/M Lawrence Turner – Patronizing Prostitution

W/M James Weekly Jr. – Patronizing Prostitution

W/M Marcus Manning – Promoting Prostitution, Evading Arrest and Resisting Arrest

B/M Courtney Rice – Promoting Prostitution and Possession of Marijuana

B/F Deanna Ruffin – Promoting Prostitution

B/F Davidetta Fahn – Promoting Prostitution

W/F Jasmine Mansel – Prostitution

W/F Aerial Mansel – Prostitution


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