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Lanier County Coach charged with sexual assault

By Alicia Eakin - bio | email

October 7, 2008

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - A Lanier County Coach has been charged with having sexual relations with two student.

Rob Williams has been charged with two counts of custodial sexual assault.

Investigators say both students are under the age of 16.

He was the basketball coach for the Lanier County School system.

He has been on paid leave since the incidents were reported last month.

Investigators say he turned himself in Tuesday afternoon but won't release any other details about the incident at this time.

Georgia law states this charge is only issued to offenders who commits sexual assault to a person who is in their custody while in an institution.

Depending on the age of the student involved, Williams faces 10-50 years in prison.

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