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The head coach of the Faith Academy boys soccer program was arrested Tuesday and is facing charges for a sexual relationship with a student.

Coach Jonathan Sauers, 44, of Semmes, was taken into custody Tuesday morning, according to a press release from the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), and is being charged with two counts accusing him of engaging in a sex act and having sexual contact with a student under 19.

Brady Petree is a reporter with Lagniappe.

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Brady Petree has been a reporter at Lagniappe since August, 2022. He covers education in Mobile County in addition to news in Southern Baldwin County. He is a graduate of Northwest-Shoals Community College and Athens State University where he received a B.S. in social science with a minor in political science. A Northwest Alabama native, he hails from Russellville where he worked as the Executive Editor/Sports Editor of the Franklin Free Press for over two years. He is married to his wife Stacy and they have two cats named Poppy and Mews  who naturally rules the roost.

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I find it despicable and sickening when any adult ( and especially teachers) abdicate their roles as protectors and cause them such harm.

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