Former Nashville soccer coach charged with raping player who was suffering effects of a concussion

Former Nashville soccer coach charged with raping player who was suffering effects of a concussion

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Former Nashville soccer coach charged with raping player who was suffering effects of a concussion

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Former Harpeth Hall (Nashville, Tenn.) soccer coach George Henry Laise’s hearing scheduled for Monday morning has been pushed back two days.

Laise, 46, is expected to appear in Judge Dan Eisenstein's court on Wednesday.

He faces allegations he had inappropriate sexual contact with a 16-year-old girl on a travel team he coached.

Laise was charged June 4 with two counts of statutory rape by an authority figure and two counts of rape involving a victim with a mental incapacity in connection with the alleged incident.

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Officials said the victim in that case was suffering from the effects of a concussion.

Nashville police have since said seven girls may have had inappropriate encounters with Laise.

“Do not necessarily assume that there will be prosecutions involving all seven individuals,” spokesman Don Aaron said.

Laise had been terminated from his position at Harpeth Hall, and guidance counselors are meeting with students, according to Harpeth Hall Head of School Ann Teaff.

The coach, known as “Rico” to everyone at Harpeth Hall and the Nashville soccer community, was arrested on campus.

He is scheduled to appear in court at 9 a.m.

Police are asking anyone with information about the case or suspicion about similar relationships to call Metro’s Sex Crimes Unit at 615-862-7540.

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