Manchester police say high school coach had sexual relationship with 15-year-old girl


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MANCHESTER, Tennessee — The head baseball coach at an eastern Tennessee high school has been charged with having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl.

The Times Free Press reports ( ) Coffee County Central coach Bradley Newton Weir has been charged with statutory rape by an authority figure. Police say the charge is related to an incident that happened at his home on Jan. 29.

The 43-year-old was arrested at his home Tuesday morning. He is free on a $100,000 bond.

Manchester Police Department investigator Billy Butler says the victim told a friend and then word spread to a parent and then to police.

Coffee County school officials could not be reached for comment late Tuesday.

Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press,

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