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High school coach charged, fired in student sex case

May 7, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A track and assistant high school football coach in Springfield is facing 10 charges involving alleged sexual contact with a student.

The Springfield News-Leader reports the charges filed Tuesday against 29-year-old Mikael Cooper-Falls include second-degree statutory rape and sexual contact with a student.

The Springfield school district said Cooper-Fall was fired after his arrest Monday. Besides coaching at Hillcrest High School, he was a teacher’s aide.

Court documents indicate the alleged victim was a 16-year-old female student at the school.

Cooper-Falls was a former star running back for Hillcrest’s football team and played for Missouri State’s football team from 2009 to 2013.

Online court records do not name an attorney for Cooper-Fall.

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Information from: Springfield News-Leader, http://www.news-leader.com

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