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Former baseball coach charged with sexually assaulting Georgia student

A former baseball coach and teacher at a Georgia high school has been charged with sexually assaulting a student – and additional charges are expected, authorities said.

David Lamberth, a 42-year-old head coach who also taught special education at Crisp County High School in Cordele, was arrested Thursday on one count of sexual assault, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said.

Local authorities asked the agency in late October to look into allegations that Lamberth was having sex with students at the school, GBI officials said.

Investigators later found evidence indicating Lamberth “had sexual contact” with a student in Dooly County in 2016 whom he had “supervisory or disciplinary authority” over, according to an arrest warrant obtained by WALB.

“David Lamberth has been arrested in Dooly County on one warrant for sexual assault against a person [over] whom he had disciplinary authority,” Crisp County District Attorney Brad Rigby told the station in a statement. “The Cordele DA’s Office and the GBI continue this ongoing investigation and anticipate additional charges.”

Lamberth resigned from his roles with Crisp County Schools on Oct. 30, authorities said. A message seeking comment by The Post from district officials Friday was not immediately returned.

Prior to stepping down, Lamberth, who had been an employee since 2013, worked both as a varsity and middle school coach, as well as a special education teacher, GBI officials said.

He had also previously worked as a teacher and coach in Gwinnett County, authorities said.

“We have several investigate acts to complete on this, as well as interviews to conduct,” GBI Special Agent in Charge Todd Crosby told WMAZ. “There was some physical evidence recovered, we are going through that now. So that is going to lead us into potentially more charges.”

Lamberth was ordered held without bond in Dooly County, Rigby told WALB. It’s unclear if he’s hired an attorney who could speak on his behalf.


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