Robert Bender, Stonewall, Louisiana (arrested Apr 2013)

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    Robert Bender, 46, basketball coach at North DeSoto High School, DeSoto Parish Schools, Stonewall, Louisiana, "charged with indecent behavior with a juvenile"

    WAFB: North DeSoto HS basketball coach arrested (Apr 11 2013)

    Robert Bender, 46, was arrested Thursday at the high school. He is now being held in the DeSoto Parish Detention Center, charged with indecent behavior with a juvenile. He is expected to make his first court appearance on Friday. Investigators say he had lewd contact with a 14-year-old female freshman at the high school.


    Brumley also says that Bender submitted a letter of resignation to the school board in March for reasons unrelated to this investigation. Bender's resignation was to be effective at the end of April. Now Bender is on administrative leave with pay, pending the outcome of the sheriff's investigation.


    The sheriff learned of Bender's alleged behavior from the student's parent and launched an investigation earlier this week.

    Robert Bender, Stonewall, Louisiana, North DeSoto High School, DeSoto Parish Schools
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    KSLA: KSLA learns new detail in arrest of North DeSoto coach (Apr 12 2013)

    KSLA News 12 has learned that the alleged victim is the daughter of a DeSoto Parish Sheriff's deputy. Even so, the sheriff's office contends that their investigation will not be hampered by that fact. After seeing a post on our Facebook page reportedly by the alleged victim, KSLA News 12 looked into how the investigation got started. We learned on Friday that authorities began their investigation after the alleged victim's father carried out an operation on his own. Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle says the girl went to school with an audio and video recording device and reportedly recorded an inappropriate comment from Bender. The father, a sheriff's deputy, is said to have gone to the sheriff's office with a complaint and the video.