High School Coach Pleads Guilty to Molestation

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press
A longtime high school football coach from Mississippi and Alabama has pleaded guilty to federal charges in a molestation case involving teenage boys.

Dwight Bowling (AP photo)

Dwight Bowling appeared Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Greenville.

Court records show the 56-year-old pleaded guilty to two counts of taking a minor across state lines, from Mississippi to Alabama, for sex.

Bowling pleaded guilty to one count of obstruction for trying to get someone else to lie to investigators.

A sentencing date was not immediately set.

Bowling coached 28 years at Smithville High School in Monroe County, Miss., before retiring and taking a similar job at Sulligent High in Sulligent Ala.

He was the coach for the Alabama school when he was arrested last September in Mississippi, on his way home from a football game.

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