The judge ordered McCarter to return to court on Oct. 30 to surrender.
“She’s very sorry about what happened, she’s sorry she put her family through this,” Trant said. “It’s tough and it will continue to be tough.”
Kelsey McCarter and the 16-year-old sophomore player had sex in her home and in her care over multiple times between Feb. 1, 2015, and Dec. 31, including when she was driving him to his mother’s house to move back in with his family, prosecutors said.
She also once sent him a topless video of herself, prosecutors said.
The boy’s mother said last year the abuse happened while her son and his older brother were living with the McCarters.
Justin McCarter invited the two brothers to live with him and his wife, offering to mentor the boys after they began having behavioral problems, such as skipping school, the mother said.
The brothers lived with the McCarters for about a year, their mother said, and played on the football team while attending South-Doyle High. No abuse has been alleged against the older boy.
As of last year, the boys were living with their mother and attending Fulton High School.
Justin McCarter resigned as an instructional aide and assistant football coach for South-Doyle in February 2016.
Principal Tim Berry and assistant principal Clark Duncan were placed on paid administrative leave in February pending an investigation into whether they failed to immediately report allegations of child sexual abuse to the state Department of Children’s Services or law enforcement.
Both school administrators returned to work in May after receiving written reprimands. According to the reprimands, dated May 9, 2016. Duncan notified Berry on Jan. 27, 2016, of a report that a teaching assistant’s wife had shared “compromising photographs” with a former South-Doyle High School student. The McCarters and the student aren’t identified by name in the reprimands.
Berry reported the allegations to DCS on Jan. 28.