HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A Hattiesburg area gymnastics coach arrested and charged with sex crimes involving underage girls has been denied bond.
Zachary Riley, 23, made his initial court appearance today (Thursday) in Purvis before Justice Court Judge Bill Anderson.
Anderson denied bond for Riley on two counts of statuatory rape and one count of child molestation.
District Attorney Hal Kittrell said the Lamar County charges stemmed from instances which occurred in the latter part of 2008.
Child molestation carries a sentence of between two and 15 years; while statutory rape of a child under the age of 14 carries up to life in prison.