Prosecutors: Ex-Basketball Coach Had Sexual Contact With Student

Austin Robertson

Prosecutors: Ex-Basketball Coach Had Sexual Contact With Student

CREATED Mar. 15, 2013

An ex-basketball coach in Richland now faces charges of sexual contact with a student.

The allegations surfaced in November, and the district says Trevor Franklin was fired as a result.

Court papers say the student told police she and Franklin exchanged about 4,300 text messages over a two-week period, and that many of Franklin's were sexual in nature.

Prosecutors say Franklin was seen on security video fondling the student outside a school building.

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