Former Lake City Middle School football coach faces 9 charges of sexual battery

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ROCKY TOP, Tenn. (WATE) — Former Lake City Middle School football coach James Idles, 34, was arrested by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and charged on multiple counts of sexual battery.

This according to the sheriff’s office 24 hour arrest list.

Idles faces one count of aggravated sexual battery, four counts of sexual battery, and four counts of sexual battery by an authority figure.

“James Idles was the LCMS Football Coach for 2020 season. After this year’s season Coach Idles resigned from his position. The Anderson County School system currently has no information on his arrest other than what is listed on the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office web page. Coach Idles was a non-faculty coach for his entire tenure as coach at LCMS,” Anderson County Schools said in a statement to WATE 6 On Your Side.

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