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Defense rests in trial for former coach accused of sexual assault

The defense rested Wednesday in the trial of a former Gaston County coach accused of sexually assaulting three wrestlers.   Scott Goins' attorneys asked the judge to dismiss the case, but a judge said no.                                 The prosecution called several rebuttal witnesses.   Channel 9 will have a full recap ...

Tensions rise at trial of coach accused of child molestation

There were tense moments in the courtroom Tuesday when the judge warned an accused child molester three times to stop arguing with prosecutors.   Former wrestling coach Gary Scott Goins became very defensive during cross-examination.   Tuesday was the first chance prosecutors had to question Goins, but getting answers wasn't ...

Ex-wrestler takes stand in trial of coach accused of molestation

The former high school wrestling coach accused of molesting members of his team was back on the stand Monday. Another former wrestler, Ben Hart, took the stand. He told the court why he refused to talk to detectives and the district attorney about Goins' case.   Hart, now a Texas ...

Defense calls former coach accused of sex abuse takes stand

The former high school wrestling coach accused of sexually abusing three of his students took the stand Friday in his own defense.   He denied forcing his students to physically abuse each other.             In a move that came as a surprise to some, the defense called Scott Goins to ...

Wife of former coach accused of sex assault takes stand in trial

The wife of former wrestling coach Scott Goins took the stand Thursday in his defense. Goins was accused of sexually assaulting three of the wrestlers he coached at East Gaston High School.   Angela Goins told the jury her husband was like a father figure to wrestlers.   "They were ...

5 witnesses take stand in trial of former wrestling coach

Another wrestling coach took the stand Wednesday and defended a former coach accused of sexually assaulting East Gaston High School wrestlers.   The former assistant coach said that was all part of the wrestling culture and it wasn't regarded as strange. He also told the jury he believes Scott Goins ...

Defense calls 4 to stand during wrestling coach’s trial

Three former East Gaston High School wrestlers have accused Scott Goins of forcing them to have sex. The defense called four witnesses to the stand Monday, including a former student and three of Goins' former colleagues. They all testified they never witnessed the former coach doing anything wrong. Joseph Coss, ...

Accuser said he tried to kill coach charged with sex abuse

Prosecutors wrapped up their case Friday against former high school wrestling coach Scott Goins, who is accused of molesting several students.   An accuser said Friday in court he tried to kill Goins because Goins was wracked with guilt and asked for his help to commit suicide.   But on ...

Man says coach accused of sex abuse asked for help to commit suicide

Day two on the stand was so draining for one of Scott Goins accusers, that he stepped out of court and collapsed in tears into the arms of a friend waiting in the hallway of the Gaston County Courthouse.  He is the last of three former east Gaston High School ...

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Third accuser takes stand in former wrestling coach’s trial

An accuser told jurors he would never forget the first time his former wrestling coach sexually abused him. He's the third accuser to take the stand in Scott Goins' trial. The accuser said he was 14 years old when he first met Goins, the coach of three state champion wrestlers. ...

2nd accuser testifies against former wrestling coach

A second accuser testified Tuesday about the alleged mental and sexual abuse he endured for years as a wrestler at East Gaston High School. He told jurors his former coach, Scott Goins, started abusing him when he was just 11 years old. The accuser is a naval officer with security ...

Former wrestler testifies in trial of coach accused of sexual misconduct

A former wrestler testified Monday about a camping trip he was on with Scott Goins, a Gaston County wrestling coach accused of forcing players to have sex with him.   The prosecution announced Monday that two people who saw one of the accuser's testimonies last week called its office.           ...

Witness describes how he says former coach ‘groomed’ him

Graphic testimony is being presented right now in the trial of a Gaston County High School coach accused of forcing players to have sex with him. One of Scott Goins’ accusers is giving details to jurors about how he said the East Gaston coach groomed him.    The witness said ...

Jury selection starts for former coach accused of sex abuse

Prosecutors said a former high school wrestling coach used hazing, grooming and isolating tactics to weed out the students he’s on trial for molesting.   Gary Goins, a 20-year veteran of Gaston County Schools, faces 22 sex abuse charges.   In pretrial motions the district attorney said he can show ...

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Judge OKs contact between accused coach's attorney, victims

A former Gaston County wrestling coach accused of having sex with boys was back in court Tuesday. He asked a judge to let him contact some of the alleged victims. Scott Goins attorney said he needs to talk to wrestlers to prepare for trial. The judge agreed as long the ...

3rd student accuses coach of sexual abuse

Gaston County wrestling coach Scott Goins was booked back into jail. Police said they found a third student who accused Goins of sexual abuse. Goins was already facing charges after two former wrestlers accused him of abuse between 1999 and 2004. Goins also coached several other groups including NCUSA wrestling. ...

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Prosecutors interviewing student athletes in alleged molestation case

Prosecutors are interviewing East Gaston High School athletes to see if there are any more students who can say a wrestling coach sexually assaulted them. Police arrested Scott Goins on Wednesday. They said two former student athletes accused him of sexually assaulting them several times between 1999 and 2004. Goins ...

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Police: Gaston Co. coach accused of molesting students

A wrestling coach for nearly 20 years trusted to work with hundreds of students is now facing more than a dozen felony sex charges connected to two of his former wrestlers. Gary Goins is out of jail Wednesday night, less than 12 hours after police arrested him. Eyewitness News was ...

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