by: Mark Becker Updated:CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
A former volunteer coach made his first court appearance Wednesday afternoon in Charlotte on charges that he had a sexual relationship with a student he had met when she was in middle school.
Court documents show that police say George Mobley, 50, had a relationship with the girl for five years, starting when she was a student at Cochrane Middle School and he was a volunteer football coach there.
Detectives say that relationship continued while the girl was in high school and Mobley was a volunteer coach at Harding High School.
Police also said that Mobley had the girl over to his apartment in southwest Charlotte in June, where he served her rum and Coke.
CMS said that Mobley was never on the payroll for the school system, but the state law covering sexual contact with students includes volunteers.
Mobley did not say anything as he appeared by video from the Mecklenburg County jail.
A judge appointed a public defender to represent him in the case.
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