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Charges dismissed against Virginia football coach convicted of assaulting player

Posted at 8:34 PM, Aug 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-11 20:36:51-04

NEW KENT COUNTY, Va. -- The charges against a Virginia football coach found guilty of assaulting a player have been dismissed.

Deputies with the New Kent Sheriff’s Office said 42-year-old John William Fulks, a football coach at New Kent High School, allegedly assaulted a juvenile player on Friday, Nov. 8.

“The incident was reported to have taken place in the locker room before an away game,” Sheriff Joe McLaughlin Jr. said.

He was arrested in early December for simple assault.

In February, Fulks was found guilty of assault and battery.

But on Monday, Fulks appealed his conviction in New Kent County Circuit Court and the charges were dismissed.