Charges of allegedly inappropriate behavior with a student against former Park Hill South coach and teacher Anthony Perry, 35, were elevated last week from a Class A misdemeanor to a Class D felony. “The charges were amended,” said Platte County Prosecutor's Office media liaison Jill Brockman. “They are more serious.”
Brockman declined to specify reasons for the application of the more serious charge, but confirmed a warrant was issued for Perry’s arrest under the Class D felony.
At the time of the elevation, Perry was free on bond. On Jan. 20, Perry’s representative, Cecil Williams, appeared in court on behalf of Perry and initiated a motion for discovery - investigation. Ten percent of the $2,500 bail bond was posted the same day with the judge allowing the former bond payment for the Class A misdemeanor to transfer to the new case number for the felony. The same restrictions were also transferred which states Perry could not be on any Park Hill School District campus except to attend his son’s sports games.
According to court documents, on July 13, 2011, a former Park Hill South High School student reported to the school administration that Perry had an inappropriate relationship with her while she was a student and he was a teacher at the high school.
The victim said she and Perry had become close during her first two years of high school. During her junior year, the victim stated Perry began discussing the two of them having sex.
To read more, pick up the Jan. 25 edition of The Platte County Citizen.