Former football coach faces sex charges

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A former Montgomery County public high school football coach has been arrested on sexual battery charges.

According to The Leaf-Chronicle, sheriff's investigators arrested Marcus James Bragg on Monday. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office said the investigation began after the mother of a 16-year-old girl who attended Montgomery Central High School said Bragg had molested her daughter.

Authorities arrested Bragg in a mall parking lot where investigators said he was expecting to meet the girl for sex.

Bragg was charged with three counts of sexual battery by an authority figure. He was charged with three counts of sexual battery by an authority figure. A school system spokeswoman said Bragg resigned in January.

Bragg was released on bond from the Montgomery County Jail, which doesn't have records of inmates' attorneys.

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