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South Aiken High School teacher, coach charged with sexual battery

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A South Aiken High School teacher and athletic coach was arrested Wednesday and charged with five counts of sexual battery with a student.

Michael Paul Waters, 41, of Aiken, was involved in an “ongoing, unlawful physical relationship” with a South Aiken High student, according to Aiken Department of Public Safety spokesman Lt. Jake Mahoney. The relationship occurred while Waters was employed at the school.

According to the South Aiken High Web site, Waters taught economics and geography. He was the head coach for men’s soccer and the football team’s defensive back coach.

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willie Lee
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willie Lee 12/18/13 - 10:47 pm
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Aiken County Sucks!
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this young man has now had his life ruined because of an accusation. Nothing has been proved and this very well might be some disgruntled student who had her affections shunned. Now you judgmental, self-righteous. pompous asses please keep your comments civil. I know it is an American myth but he is supposed to be innocent until proven guilty.

etlinks
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etlinks 12/19/13 - 07:40 am
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lee

What is your problem? What has Aiken Co. got to do with this mess?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/19/13 - 07:52 am
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How Old Is The Girl?

I wonder how old the girl is? He was not charged with statutory rape so she may be the age of consent in SC which is 16. I wonder what sexual battery means in this case? Of course, SC could have a law like GA that makes it unlawful for a teacher or jailer to have sexual relations with a student, regardless of the age.

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Pops 12/19/13 - 07:59 am
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Might be a male

Doesn't say.....

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JRC2024 12/19/13 - 09:24 am
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willie lee, lighten up, you

willie lee, lighten up, you always have an attitude. In my opinion no person should ever be named in a sexual case until proven guilty.

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Farmboy 12/19/13 - 03:27 pm
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Why? Why! Why? Why! Why? Why! Why? Why! Why? Why! Why?

I don't know if this is true for him or not, but there are people that have done things like this and have gotten themselves into a lot of trouble. Why? Why put yourself into a position like this? Buy a new car, go to Europe, go to Vegas, go live in the woods, do anything you have to do, but stay away from breaking the law. Do the right thing. Why would anybody on earth put themselves into a postion like this? Why? It does not make any sense. Again, he may have not done anything, but there are people who have. Why throw your life away? Why?

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