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Alamance coach charged with sexually assaulting student

Posted March 24, 2011 10:12 a.m. EDT

— A coach employed by the Alamance-Burlington School System has been accused of sexually assaulting a student.

Burlington police said that a student reported being sexual assaulted by Robert Alfonzo Clapp, 45, at Walter M. Williams High School on Wednesday.

Clapp was charged with statutory sex offense against a person who is 13, 14 or 15 years old and sexual activity between school personnel and student. He was placed in the Alamance County jail under a $150,000 secured bond.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about the case should call Burlington police at 336-229-3500 or Crime Stoppers at 336-229-7100.