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Caledonia Soccer Coach Arrested on Child Exploitation Charge

Suarez

FROM THE LOWNDES COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

On 05-30-13, the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department took Marco Sebastian Suarez, 30, into custody. He is charged with one count of Enticement of a Child for Sexual Purposes.

He is the head boys’ soccer coach at Caledonia High and the school’s Spanish teacher.

On 05-23-13, Deputies were dispatched to the residence of an underage female that stated Suarez had been messaging her via Facebook and text messages. The messages went from a friendly nature to a sexually suggestive nature. The victim reported she was asked to come to Suarez’s residence, where an alleged sexual assault took place.

Detectives tell WCBI the girl was 17 and a student in Suarez’s Spanish class.

Due to Suarez’s position with the Lowndes County School System, a circuit court probable cause hearing was held on 05-30-13 and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Suarez’s bond has been set at $100,000.00 and his court date is 08-19-13.

This investigation is continuing.