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Former Hancock High coach found guilty of touching student asks for new trial

Leslie DeWitt (Photo source: Hancock County jail docket) Leslie DeWitt (Photo source: Hancock County jail docket)
HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

The attorney for former Hancock County High girls basketball coach Leslie DeWitt has filed a motion for a new trial and bond.

WLOX News Now has learned three documents were filed Monday afternoon by attorney Jim Davis on DeWitt's behalf. Davis filed documents requesting a new trial, a new bond, and a reconsideration of DeWitt's sentence. Davis has made it clear he will take this case to the state supreme court, if necessary.

DeWitt was found guilty on two counts of touching a child for lustful purposes. The victim was a 16-year-old who was on DeWitt's basketball team when she coached at Hancock High as an assistant coach.

DeWitt was sentenced to 30 years in prison, 15 years for each count. She was ordered to serve every day of the sentence without the possibility of early release.

She was found not guilty of the more serious charges of sexual battery.

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