I-Team: Bedford High School football coach indicted, accused of inappropriate relationship with student

BEDFORD, Ohio- The FOX 8 I-Team has learned the Cuyahoga County Grand Jury indicted a high school football coach.

Sean Williams, 43, was indicted for an alleged inappropriate sexual relationship.

This case was originally brought to Bedford police on October 24.

“Through investigation Detectives discovered evidence that there had been inappropriate sexual activity between a juvenile female student and Williams. Sean Williams is an employee of Bedford High School. A list of actual charges is pending, and will be released when it is available,” a press release from Bedford police states.

Bedford City Schools Superintendent Andrea Celico said Williams, who was hired in August 2010, is on leave.

Celico said the following statement was recently released to parents:

Good afternoon,

This is Superintendent, Andrea Celico, calling to share some extremely troubling news we just learned regarding one of our high school teachers.

Earlier today, an educator in our school system, Mr. Sean Williams, was  indicted by the Cuyahoga County Grand Jury. The charges are still pending, but these disturbing charges stem from allegations regarding Mr. Williams and a student victim.

As I previously shared with our school district community, immediately upon learning of these allegations, the district placed Mr. Williams on leave. The district has, and will continue to cooperate fully with authorities as this progresses.

As a district, we ask that the community afford anyone impacted by this matter the care, respect, and privacy they deserve. We remain in full support of our students, families, community, and colleagues and know this does not define our district and the care we show every day for our children. Our primary concern remains the well-being of the student victim in this matter and our students as a whole. Thank you.

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