Charges multiply against Marion coach

More charges have been filed against the head baseball coach at West Marion High School, already in jail on sexual battery charges involving a 16-year-old student.

Steve Harris, 30, of Foxworth, was back in Marion County Justice Court Friday, this time charged with exploitation of a child. He was ordered held on $100,000 bond.

Marion County Chief Investigator Doug Barnes says this new charge involves a female student from an out-of-county school district.

Sources tell News 7 that student drove to the West Marion campus and stayed with Harris in his on-campus home.

Harris was a former assistant baseball coach in Newton County before he suddenly resigned last year.

News 7 has also learned that Harris may face additional charges in Newton County, including statutory rape and sexual battery.