Omar Curry, high school basketball coach and social studies teacher from Belleview High School in Marion County, Florida, is facing life in prison after admitting to having sex with three of his teenage students and fathering a child with one of them.
Curry was found to be the father after the teenage girl came forward and DNA tests were confirmed. The girl said she had sex with Curry in January 2008, and that Curry called her out of class, took her to the girl’s locker room, and they had sex. The child is now two-years-old.
In 2009, Curry was arrested for sexual battery charges after a 15-year-old-student student claimed they had sex in the school’s locker room. But, Curry was never fired from Belleview.
Another girl, age 17, came forward a few days after Curry’s most recent arrest. She said the two had sex in March 2008.
Curry has since been fired from Belleview. While awaiting sentencing for three counts of sexual battery on a child, Curry was remanded into custody. Circuit Judge Hale Stancil will determine his sentence. Although the maximum penalty is life, his crimes usually call for less than 25 years in prison.
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