DeKalb County

Teen admits making up story about coach molestation, attorney says

DEKALB COUNTY — A former DeKalb County middle school coach accused of molesting a 13-year-old student is speaking out for the first time.

Josh Robinson attended a probable cause hearing Friday with his attorney and said he was forced to resign by the district. His attorney told Channel 2's Liz Artz the teen has now admitted to school officials she mad the whole thing up.

Channel 2 Action News reported about the former Columbia Middle School engagement coach and basketball coach last week when there were warrants out for his arrest.

Robinson told Artz he learned of those warrants from WSB-TV's news story. He claimed a 13-year-old made up allegations he took her shopping and molested her.


Robinson is out on bond facing molestation charges, enticing a child and sexual battery.

The DeKalb County School District would not confirm if the child recanted her story, but Robinson’s attorney said she did and it will all come out in court.

In the meantime, Robinson said his reputation has been destroyed.

"You hit the news, make the newspaper … Everybody believes he did it, he did it, but not knowing what happened all started from a text message I reported to the county, inappropriate, here you go, here's my phone now at this situation,” Robinson said.