SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A track and assistant high school football coach in Springfield is facing 10 charges involving alleged sexual contact with a student.
The Springfield News-Leader reports the charges filed Tuesday against 29-year-old Mikael Cooper-Falls include second-degree statutory rape and sexual contact with a student.
The Springfield school district said Cooper-Falls was fired after his arrest Monday. Besides coaching at Hillcrest High School, he was a teacher's aide.
Court documents indicate the alleged victim was a 16-year-old female student at the school.
Cooper-Falls was a former star running back for Hillcrest's football team and played for Missouri State's football team from 2009 to 2013.
Online court records do not name an attorney for Cooper-Falls.