By Lianna Hubbard
FSW’s registrar and interim director of advising resigned ten days after he was arrested and charged with sexual battery of a minor and put on paid administrative leave.
Garnett Salmon was arrested on March 18 for raping a teen girl for three years, allegedly starting when she was 13. She is 17 now. He was released on $100,000 bail on the conditions that he wear an ankle monitor and have no contact with minors.
A day later, FSW placed him on paid administrative leave. On March 28, he resigned from his positions.
“We have no comment,” said Scott Moorey from Law Firm of Scott T. Moorey, Salmon’s defense attorney. “We don’t make a practice of commenting on cases.”
A day before Salmon resigned, Moorey entered a plea of not guilty on his behalf.
On the day Salmon resigned, Moorey filed a motion to change the conditions of Salmon’s release on bail. Moorey requested the judge to have the ankle monitor removed and to allow supervised contact with minors for “work purposes.”
“The Defendant’s [Salmon’s] employment is such that it requires him to be around minor children on the employer’s property,” said the motion document, apparently referring to FSW. “The current blanket order of no contact with minor children prevents him from being able to attend work.”
It is not known if Salmon has found another job after resigning from FSW.
The motion also says Salmon would like to “continue a relationship” with his youngest daughter, 8, and requests unsupervised contact with her instead of only supervised phone contact.
Salmon’s court date is set for April 28 at 9 a.m. in the Lee County Courthouse.