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Fired Hillcrest coach faces 10 felony counts

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Fired Hillcrest High School track and football coach Mikael Cooper-Falls is facing 10 felony counts.

Cooper-Falls, 29, was charged yesterday with felonies that include second-degree statutory rape and child molestation.

Cooper-Falls allegedly engaged in sexual acts with a 16-year-old student.

Springfield Public Schools spokesman Stephen Hall told the Springfield News-Leader Cooper-Falls initially was placed on paid administrative leave. He was fired after he was arrested on Monday.

Read more from the Springfield News-Leader.


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