September 23, 2010 11:54:00 AM
OXFORD -- A federal grand jury 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, 55, who coached at Smithville High School for 28 years, 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.
He also faces charges in Monroe and Itawamba counties.
ready4achange commented at 9/23/2010 1:28:00 PM:
I just don't understand how a human being could be so sick!! These were all boys correct? I know that someone is innocent until proven guilty but there is nothing that can argue against your own voice on tape! SICKO!
april_mac commented at 9/23/2010 3:59:00 PM:
This is a very sick man!!! I dont care if it was boys or girls...Leave children alone you sick ass!!!
mark commented at 9/23/2010 4:06:00 PM:
Give them 15-20 years and they will start claiming the same rights that the homosexuals are today. Mark this down and remember it.
april_mac commented at 9/23/2010 4:13:00 PM:
Mark you are so right
prettygirl15 commented at 9/24/2010 9:54:00 AM:
ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww that was nasty that old man tryna get this lil boys and girls to have sex with hem! last week the police caught the preacher doing the samething OMG wat are they thinking these days that just wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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