Charlotte swim coach arrested in Opelika for sexual misconduct

OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) - A well-known youth swimming coach in Charlotte, N.C. faces sexual misconduct charges in Opelika.

According to Opelika Police details are limited because the victim in a juvenile.

The suspect, Jamie Thomas, is the owner and head coach at the New South Swimming club. Court documents indicate Thomas was arrested on Sept. 18 for sexual misconduct, a misdemeanor. The warrant states Thomas performed oral sex on a juvenile without consent.

In an effort to protect the victim's identity, some details about the case are being withheld.

Thomas did make his $5,000 bond.

A Charlotte news paper reports Thomas stopped coaching in July after taking a leave of absence. After his arrest he was suspended by USA Swimming.

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