Ex-Alabama high school coach indicted on student sex charges

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AL.com reports March 9 indictments from a Jefferson County grand jury against 23-year-old Willyncia Joy Harper were made public Friday.

Posted: Mar 16, 2018 9:02 PM

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A former Alabama high school coach accused of a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student has been indicted.

AL.com reports March 9 indictments from a Jefferson County grand jury against 23-year-old Willyncia Joy Harper were made public Friday. The county sheriff's office said in a statement the volunteer assistant volleyball coach had sexual contact with the girl several times between October and December 2016.

The sheriff's office said Harper posted $18,000 bond and was released from jail after her February 2017 arrest.

She is charged with school employee engaging in sex act with a student under the age of 19 and school employee having sexual contact with a student under the age of 19.

A court trial has not been set yet. It is unclear if Harper has a lawyer.

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Information from: The Birmingham News, http://www.al.com/birminghamnews

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3/16/2018 8:40:50 PM (GMT -5:00)

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