Grand Jury Indicts Coach on Sex Charges

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A federal grand jury in Mississippi has indicted an Alabama high school football coach on charges of child molestation and trying to get the victim to lie to authorities about the incidents.

The indictment came Thursday from a grand jury in Oxford.

Dwight Bowling was indicted on one count of harassing a witness and four counts of coercing a minor into having sex,

The indictment came one day after prosecutors produced transcripts from taped conversations in which Bowling encouraged one of the alleged victims to lie about whether they'd had a sexual relationship.

Documents show investigators secretly recorded conversations between Bowling and one teenager less than two weeks ago.

Bowling faces a maximum life sentence if convicted.


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  • by Wow Location: Meridian on Sep 28, 2010 at 07:33 AM
    I'm not surprised at what goes on at schools anymore. I taught there for 10 years. Schools and a joke.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 24, 2010 at 09:19 PM
    Glen???? on Sep 23, 2010 at 08:26 PM You make it sound like he had a truck load of prepubescent kids chained up in his basement.
  • by monica Location: kemper on Sep 24, 2010 at 02:54 AM
    it sad for kids these days they can go to school to learn without being harass its best to home school your kids
  • by Glen???? on Sep 23, 2010 at 06:26 PM
    NO MATTER WHAT THE OTHERS GET FOR WHATEVER THIS MAN SHOULD GET LIFE...THIS IS VERY SERIOUS...HE WAS MAKING CHILDREN HAVE SEX WITH HIM!!!! THIS MAN IS SICK AND NEEDS TO BE LOCKED AWAY FOREVER AWAY FROM OUR CHILDREN! THIS IS JUST AS BAD AS KILLING SOMEONE THESE CHILDREN HAVE TO LIVE WITH THIS FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES...THERE IS NO TELLING WHAT HE PUT THEM THROUGH!!!!
  • by kp Location: meridian on Sep 23, 2010 at 01:39 PM
    the system is so screwed that drug dealers get more time then killers when they take innocent lives.this law should protect and treat citizens better than they do
  • by so sad Location: decatur on Sep 23, 2010 at 12:57 PM
    well...i believe this is just one of the consequences we are receiving from taking God and prayer out of our schools and homes!!!...even highs school officials who are supposed to protect our children, have very few morals anymore...sad sad times we live in!
  • by glen Location: mississippi on Sep 23, 2010 at 12:44 PM
    how can someone get life in prison for this. but you can kill someone and just get 20 years. our court system is so screwed up
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