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Coach goes before judge on more sex crime charges

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Jacob Weissend (Source: Genesee County) Jacob Weissend (Source: Genesee County)

A Mid-Michigan assistant coach went before a judge for the second time in less than a week accused of sex crimes against another student.

Jacob Weissend, 21, of Grand Blanc was arraigned Saturday, May 21, on six counts of third degree child sexual conduct involving a female student or students.

He was in court Wednesday on another six counts of third degree child sexual conduct after another alleged victim came forward.

District court Judge William Crawford said the victims are at least between the ages of 16 and 18.

"You used your status to gain access to and establish a relationship with the victim," Crawford said to Weissend on Wednesday.

Carman-Ainsworth Superintendent Steven Tunnicliff sent a letter home to parents stating the school administration was made aware of the allegations last week. 

The letter said the volunteer junior varsity softball assistant coach was immediately prohibited from having contact with students.

The coach was also a volunteer junior varsity softball assistant coach, was the middle school assistant wrestling coach in the 2013-2014 school year, and the varsity assistant wrestling coach since the 2014-2015 school year.

Weissend also worked as a third shift substitute custodian since Feb. 2016.

Weissend faces 15 years in prison for each of the counts if he is convicted.

Read the letter from the district below.

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