TN high school baseball coach charged with statutory rape
Bradley Newton Weir. Coffee County Sheiff's Office photo
MANCHESTER, TN. (AP) - The head baseball coach at an eastern Tennessee high school has been charged with having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl.
A Chattanooga newspaper reports Coffee County Central coach Bradley Newton Weir has been charged with statutory rape by an authority figure. Police say the charge is related to an incident that happened at his home on Jan. 29.
The 43-year-old was arrested at his home Tuesday morning. He is free on a $100,000 bond.
Weir also served as head baseball Coach at Dade County High School. He was also considered a star when he played for the Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School baseball team.
Manchester Police Department investigator Billy Butler says the victim told a friend and then word spread to a parent and then to police.
Coffee County school officials could not be reached for comment late Tuesday.
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