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Former Halifax coach accused of indecent liberties with students

Posted April 6, 2012 11:21 a.m. EDT
Updated April 6, 2012 3:58 p.m. EDT

— A former volunteer basketball coach at Northwest Halifax High School was arrested Thursday and charged with three counts of indecent liberties with students, the Halifax County Sheriff's Office said Friday.

Erick Tyson Williams, 28, worked with the junior varsity boys basketball team, but was not a teacher at the school, according to school officials.

Williams, of 8525 N.C. Highway 903, is accused of engaging in sexual misconduct with three students – two 16-year-olds and one 15-year-old – in one incident in December. The school system and authorities would not reveal the students' gender.

Parents of the alleged victims brought their concerns to school leaders in January, and Williams has been banned from campus ever since, a school system spokesperson said.

Williams was being held under a $3,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court May 2. More charges are possible, authorities said.