Former Western Heights Coach Accused Of Rape Considered Filing An Appeal

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 11:59 am
By: News 9

A former Western Heights coach accused of raping a 16-year-old considered offering a plea deal to the state.

Trial was delayed more than an hour Wednesday morning while the defendant, Tyrone Nash, consider entering a plea. After an hour of consideration, Nash decided to move forward with the trial.

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Testimony resumed at 10:30 a.m. with the state calling an administrator at Western Heights High School, who was an administrator during the time the allegations were made.

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The alleged victim testified against Nash on Tuesday, and said she had a relationship with Nash from 2010 to 2011. Prosecutors also called a second witness, the doctor who performed an examination of Nash's genitals, as well as a friend of the alleged victim.

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