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More sex charges for Pine Belt coach

Former West Marion High School baseball coach Stephen Harris has been charged with two counts of statutory rape and three counts of sexual battery in Newton County. 

The 30-year-old Foxworth resident has been in the Marion County Jail for nearly two weeks following his arrest on sexual battery and child exploitation charges involving a 16-year-old West Marion student.  Newton County picked up Harris on Thursday and transported him to Decatur where the new charges were filed Friday.  Authorities say the charges stem from a relationship Harris had with a then 15-year-old student when he was assistant baseball coach at Newton County High School.  

Harris was ordered held on $375,000 bond.  

 

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