Coach faces more charges

Published 11:25 pm Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Zachary Riley, who was denied bond in Lamar County Justice Court after officially being charged with having sex with two minors, has been charged with four more felony counts.

Forrest County District Attorney Jon Mark Weathers says the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation on Monday filed two counts of child molestation, one count of statutory rape and one count of sexual battery against Riley.

The 23-year-old Riley, of Sumrall, has been held without bond in the Lamar County Jail since his early Wednesday arrest on two counts of statutory rape and one count of child molestation.

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Prosecutors say the charges involve alleged incidents that occurred in Lamar County with two females under the age of 14 during the latter part of 2008.

Riley taught routines and tutored local cheerleading squads.