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Track coach accused of soliciting teen for sex

1 year ago April 10, 2014 Apr 10, 2014 Thursday, April 10 2014 Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:21:27 PM EDT in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man after investigators said he contacted a teen he used to coach in track and asked to have sex with her.

Police arrested Bobby Jones, 53, Wednesday on suspicion of indecent behavior with a juvenile. East Baton Rouge School administrators said he's a coach for football, basketball, and track at Glen Oaks High School, and is currently on leave without pay.

Investigators said on April 1 Jones had a conversation over text with a juvenile girl that he used to coach, and during the conversation police said Jones asked her to have sex with him. Police said the girl refused, blocked Jones' number, and told her mother what happened.

Police said Jones approached the girl's stepfather at a track meet on April 8 at Southern University, and tried to apologize. The stepfather told police Jones said he didn't know what he was thinking, and that it would never happen again. Police said at one point the stepfather said people had to step in and separate him and Jones.

Police obtained a warrant on Wednesday and arrested Jones.

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