Georgia high school girls basketball coach accused of sex crimes involving students

CAMILLA, Ga. — A South Georgia high school girls basketball coach has been arrested and is facing sex charges involving his students.

On Feb. 15, the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office requested the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to investigate allegations of inappropriate sexual contact and advances on students by Derrick Harris, 44, the coach of the Mitchell County High School girls varsity basketball team.

On March 2, Harris was arrested and charged with one count of enticing a child for indecent purposes, one count of sexual assault by persons with supervisory authority, one count of sexual battery, and two counts of solicitation of sodomy.

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Harris was booked into the Mitchell County Jail.

GBI’s investigation is active and ongoing.


Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the GBI Thomasville Office at 229-225-4090.

Anonymous tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-8477 or online at

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