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.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station. powered by Disqus