Wednesday, March 3, 2010

High school coach faces charges of touching girls.

A high school coach accused of having sexual relations with underage girls, is facing a Caddo parish judge. Nbc 6 reporter Karen Hopkins listened to a woman testify that the coach seduced her inside a school office.

“I can't explain to you the feeling that comes over my body whenever I hear something that's not true about him, because I know him.” Bree Helmick played on Greg Frazier's softball team at Shreveport’s Southwood High school. The coach was arrested three years ago, charged with sexually touching underage girls. If convicted, he could spend up to 15 years behind bars.

“The allegations are Mr. Frazier has molested multiple girls, but it’s up to the jury to determine if any of that is true,” Assistant District Attorney Hugo Holland says.

Frazier’s ex wife testified she was a sophomore cheerleader at Parkway High school in the 1980s, when she caught his eye. She says what started as flirting, kissing and touching at school lead to much more. She told the judge, she had sex with coach Frazier on the high school football field when she was just 15 years old.
“I feel as strongly about this as any other case, where the state believes that children have been molested,” Holland says.

Helmick is standing behind her coach. “It makes me very mad because I played for him. He is an amazing coach, guy. He has never done anything inappropriate or touched me.”

Frazier's ex wife said in court, she divorced him after discovering he was having sex with another high school girl. Frazier denies having any inappropriate relations with underage students.

Frazier's trial could last for a few more days. Holland says the coach could face more charges for having sexual relations with underage students.

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