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Ex-coach charged with molesting 2 more boys

MANNINGTON, W.Va. -- State Police say a fired cheerleading coach has been charged with sexually abusing more male students.

Sgt. Michael Baylous says Amanda Jo Barker, 31, of Mannington, was charged Monday with three counts of sexual abuse by a person of trust and one count of soliciting a minor by computer.

The Marion County Board of Education fired the North Marion High School freshman coach last month after she was charged with abusing a 16-year-old male.

Baylous says two 16- and 17-year-old boys have since come forward with new allegations.

Barker was arraigned in magistrate court on those charges and released Monday evening on a $100,000 bail. Court officials say Barker hasn't hired an attorney.

A woman answering a phone listing in her name said Tuesday it's the wrong number.


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