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George Wythe basketball coach accused of sexual battery facing new charge

Posted at 1:24 PM, Feb 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-20 13:24:23-05

RICHMOND, Va. – New charges have been filed against George Wythe High School basketball coach Willard Coker who was previously accused of sexual battery.

Coker is now facing a charge of assault and battery, a misdemeanor.

Court documents allege that Coker inappropriately touched a student.

The criminal complaint against him details two separate accusations in early December 2019. The wording in the complaint indicated the victim was a female student at George Wythe High School.

A female student at the school says she saw Coker at an event, and he made an inappropriate comment before and tapped her on her rear-end.

The next day, during another interaction, the student said Coker grabbed her rear-end and again made an inappropriate comment.

Coker, who is out on bond, was originally scheduled to go to trial Thursday before being presented with the new charge.

The case has been continued to April 8.