Mooresville area volunteer coach arrested on multiple felony counts including statutory rape

A Mooresville Graded School District volunteer coach has been arrested on well over a dozen sexual-related felonies.



Ayana Chabaya Walcott, age 28, was arrested and charged with 20 felonies stemming from a sexual relationship with a student. She was arrested on May 18 by the Cornelius Police Department.

According to arrest records, Walcott was charged with:

  • Five felony counts of first-degree kidnapping
  • Five felony counts of sex act with a student
  • Five felony counts of statutory sex offense with a minor under the age of 15
  • Five felony counts of statutory rape of a minor under the age of 15

Depending on the circumstances, the first-degree kidnapping charge could be either a Class E felony, punishable by 15 to 63 months in prison, or a Class C felony which has a sentence of 44 to 182 months in prison.

Sex act with a student is a Class G felony that has a sentence of eight to 31 months.

The statutory rape and sex offense charges are Class B1 felonies that carry a sentence of 144 months to life without parole.

A statement from the Cornelius Police Department stated they had received a tip about an inappropriate relationship on April 15.

Arrest records show Walcott’s charges total $575,000 in secured bonds and she is currently being held at the Mecklenburg County jail.

Walcott was a volunteer coach at an unidentified school in the Mooresville Graded Schools district in Iredell County. There has been no statement issued so far by the district.

Walcott is the sixth non-teaching and/or private school arrest in North Carolina logged by this website in 2021.

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