Coach charged with inappropriate contact with student

Coach charged with inappropriate contact with student

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - *The charge against Eric A. Dodson was dismissed due to lack of prosecution.

Assistant Southern District Attorney Catherine Smith signed the dismissal May 25, 2017, according to court documents filed in Thomas County Superior Court.*

A high school wrestling coach is out of jail on bond, after investigators say he sexually assaulted a student.

Eric Dodson, 23, surrendered to Thomas County Sheriff's deputies Tuesday.

Investigators say a Thomas County Central High School student was involved in an inappropriate relationship with Dodson, and he is now facing sexual assault charges.

He submitted a letter of resignation and is no longer an employee with the Thomas County School System.

Dodson was employed as a teacher at Thomas County Middle School.  He was hired as a full-time employee in December of 2015.

He coached for the high school wrestling team after school.

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