Five student-athletes intimidated two victims who accused a high school baseball coach of sexual battery, Peachtree City police said in a statement Wednesday.
Police said five of the suspects — Bradley Ector, Ethan Ange, Ahmad Ragland, Kaemon Gooden and Tyson Wright, all 18 and of Peachtree City — vandalized the victims’ homes Sunday night.
The teens attended McIntosh High School with the two victims, who are also connected to the sexual battery claims against David Munoz, the school’s head baseball coach.
Munoz, 43, of Peachtree City, was arrested April 24 after the school received a complaint he possibly had “inappropriate physical contact with student athletes,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported. He faces federal sexual battery charges and three misdemeanor battery charges.
Channel 2 Action News identified the teens as athletes at McIntosh High School. A sixth person, Ashton Blackmon, 18, of Newnan, was also arrested in connection with the vandalism.
According to a police report, the teens egged one home and a car sitting outside the residence. A second police report indicates another home and car were also vandalized, but does not specify how. A second-floor window of one home was broken and had roof damage, Channel 2 reported.
All six teens turned themselves in at the Fayette County jail Tuesday, but they are out on a $9,600 bond for each, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office said. They each face two counts of second-degree criminal damage and two counts of intimidating a witness, Peachtree City police said.
Fayette County School District spokeswoman Melinda Berry-Dreisbach said she could not disclose disciplinary actions against the students since they are still enrolled, but did confirm they were seniors.
“Our school is fully cooperating with the Peachtree City Police Department’s investigation,” McIntosh High School Principal Lisa Fine said in a statement sent to parents. “As we head into the final days of school, please take this opportunity to talk to your students about the seriousness of their actions, both on and off campus. What students think to be a harmless act often ends up more serious than they thought, resulting in consequences that can negatively impact their future.”
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