Soccer coach at girls' prep school charged with rape

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- Police in Nashville say three more girls have come forward, saying they were sexually victimized by the soccer coach at a private girls' school.

Police charged George Henry Laise on Tuesday with two counts of statutory rape by an authority figure and two counts of rape involving a victim with a mental incapacity. Investigators said the latter charges involve a 16-year-old girl who is recovering from a concussion.

Authorities said the 46-year-old coach tried to kill himself Wednesday night in the Davidson County Jail. Sheriff's office spokeswoman Karla West said Laise was discovered with a bedsheet around his neck. He was taken to a hospital and West said he is expected to recover.

Laise was arrested on the campus of the school.


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