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Former coach charged after girl gets text messages

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James Carter (Photo: Newton County Sheriff's Office) James Carter (Photo: Newton County Sheriff's Office)
COVINGTON, Ga. -

Authorities say a former assistant high school basketball coach is accused of sending sexually inappropriate text messages to a 15-year-old student at the school.

Newton County sheriff's officials say 27-year-old James Levert Carter faces a charge of enticing a child for indecent purposes.

Sheriff's Deputy Courtney Morrison said the 15-year-old girl discovered sexually inappropriate text messages on her iPod last month. Morrison said investigators were able to retrieve messages from Carter's cell phone.

The Newton Citizen reports (http://bit.ly/TtPBb6) that Carter was an assistant boys' basketball coach and a special education paraprofessional at Newton High School. It wasn't known early Wednesday whether he has an attorney.

Sherri Davis-Viniard, a spokeswoman for the Newton County School System, said he no longer works at the school.

 

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