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A 44-year-old volunteer varsity basketball coach was arrested on a charge of distribution of child pornography in Georgia. He had been coaching for several years.
He was apprehended after officers conducted a child pornography investigation at his home. During the search, electronic devices were collected and are now part of an ongoing investigation. He was released two days later on $10,000 bond.
A former volunteer coach pleaded guilty in a 2010 sexual assault of a 14-year-old softball player.
The 46-year-old made the plea as part of an agreement to a lesser charge of second-degree assault and battery. He was originally charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct.
It was alleged during the plea hearing that the man had non-consensual sexual intercourse with a member of the girls junior varsity softball team that he was volunteering to coach.
The juvenile victim kept the assault a secret for two years before telling law enforcement, according to a statement that prosecutors made.
In the summer of 2010, he picked up the teen from her parents’ home and took her to his house to spend the night with his daughter, according to testimony from an earlier preliminary hearing in the case. The two girls were friends.
He stopped along the way in the cul-de-sac of a neighborhood under development and had forcible sex with the girl, according to the hearing. He allegedly threatened to kill her if she told anyone, according to the testimony.
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