Former high school track coach facing more child sex charges

PHOTO CREDIT: WECT from Pender County Detention Center

A former track and field coach who was accused last week of trafficking a child has now also been charged with four counts of sexual activity with a student. The Pender County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that 27-year-old Ahmad Garrison was booked into the Pender County jail on the additional charges Wednesday. Garrison had been a teacher's assistant and the head coach of both boys and girls track and field at Topsail High School in Hampstead when authorities say he showed up to meet a 14-year-old girl for sex. Investigators say Garrison offered to take the former student to Charlotte and have her perform sex acts for money. Authorities say the new charges involve a different girl. Garrison has since resigned. It's unclear whether he has an attorney. (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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