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ALEA: Coach accused of having sexual contact with student

George W. Carver High School


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Authorities said the head baseball coach at an Alabama high school was arrested and accused of having inappropriate sexual conversations with a student. 

Richard Alan Pope was charged Wednesday with two felonies, electronic enticement of a minor and sending obscene matter to a child, news outlets reported. Authorities said the incidents happened in March. Details surrounding the case weren't immediately released.

Pope teaches television courses at George W. Carver High School. He is also the head baseball coach.

On Thursday, Birmingham City Schools said Pope was on leave pending the investigation. It’s unclear whether Pope had an attorney.

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