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Grand Jury Indicts Teacher For Alleged Sex Abuse

SPRING HILL, Tenn. - Complaints of alleged sexual abuse against a Spring Hill teacher were enough for the district attorney's office to investigate and send the case to the courts.

A grand jury in Maury County decided Tuesday there was enough evidence against Jerry Angus to hand down indictments against him.

Angus, who coached the Spring Hill High School softball team, faces several charges when police issue a warrant for his arrest Wednesday.

The district attorney's office presented the grand jury with five possible counts of sexual battery by an authority figure.

It's alleged that three of Angus' students were the victims.

Complaints by the student's parents lead to the investigation.

Angus has taught here at Spring Hill High School since 2001, but students haven't seen him in the classroom recently.

Maury County Schools Director Eddie Hickman confirmed he suspended Angus without pay nearly four weeks ago because of the investigation into his alleged actions.

Spring Hill High's Web site lists the five classes Angus taught at the time of his suspension: health science; emergency medical service; medical therapy, forensics and rehabilitation therapy.

The schools director also confirmed Angus coached the softball team at Spring Hill, but the coach's troubles haven't stopped students from taking the field. They practiced Tuesday afternoon.

Prosecutors have not commented on this case. They are expected to release more information Wednesday morning.

It is unclear if students were part of Angus' classroom or members of the softball team.

Also, NewsChannel 5 did not know Tuesday night on which charges the grand jury indicted Angus.

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