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HS FB coach arrested on indecent behavior charge

4 years ago June 12, 2011 Jun 12, 2011 Sunday, June 12 2011 Sunday, June 12, 2011 10:28:29 AM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press

HOUMA, La.- Ellender High School's football coach is free on $100,000 bond after being booked with a charge of indecent behavior with a 15-year-old female student.

Authorities tell The Courier that 33-year-old Timothy Betts was released Friday, after his wife posted bond on the charges of indecent behavior with a juvenile and sexual battery.

Betts does not have a listed phone number and could not be reached for comment Saturday. The Courier reported that his cell phone appeared to be turned off Friday, and he did not return a message left on that number.

Schools Superintendent Philip Martin says Betts remains employed pending investigation by the school system.

Investigators told the Courier that Betts and the girl were in a relationship, but the legal age of consent in Louisiana is 17.

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