HOUMA, La. (AP) — The former Ellender High School football coach is being sued by parents who claim he sexually abused their daughter.

Timothy Betts, was arrested on the high school's campus after the allegations arose. At the time, Betts was a teacher at the East Street Alternative School as well as Ellender's coach. Superintendent Philip Martin said Betts has since resigned from the schools.

The Courier says Betts, who is free from jail on a $100,000 bond, faces charges of indecent behavior with a juvenile and sexual battery. If convicted of both, he faces up to 17 years in prison.

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