Former UGA wide receiver and Gwinnett County teacher "Mikey” Henderson was arrested May 19 on one charge of sexual assault.
Photo: Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office

Gwinnett teacher charged with sex assault released on bond

Michael “Mikey” Henderson, a former Parkview High School teacher charged with sexually assaulting a student, has been released from the Gwinnett County Detention Center on $25,000 bond. 

Henderson, who played football for the Georgia Bulldogs from 2004 to 2007, was granted bond on Wednesday afternoon. He left jail that night after 10 p.m., jail logs show.

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Henderson admitted to police and Gwinnett County Public Schools officials that he had a two-and-a-half year relationship with a student, an officer testified in the Wednesday hearing. Henderson met the victim when she was a tenth grade student in his geometry class.

While free on bond, Henderson cannot contact the student or the three friends of hers who reported the relationship to school authorities. He is also barred from entering any Gwinnett County school.

Henderson had between 20 and 30 sexual encounters with the student between August 2015 and December 2016, beginning when the student was 16, according to police. All of the encounters occurred on school grounds, Officer R.A. Herndon said. Henderson is charged with one count of sexual assault.

Three Parkview teachers and multiple friends and family members attended Henderson’s Wednesday hearing, intending to serve as character witnesses in the bond process. 

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Mikey Henderson appeared before a judge Wednesday.