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Multiple misdemeanor sexual battery and lewdness charges were filed this week against Grantsville High School football coach Curtis Lee Ware.
Five counts of class A misdemeanor sexual battery and four counts of class B misdemeanor lewdness were filed late Tuesday in 3rd District Court by Grantsville City prosecuting attorney Joel Linares.
Other than statutory language common to court filings, the charging information contained no details of the alleged physical contact with two female Grantsville High students, nor did it describe specifically the purported acts of lewdness.
Requests for such probable cause information from the Tooele County Sheriff's Office, county attorney's office, and Linares were not immediately answered.
The Tooele County School District has said that the 47-year-old, second-year football coach was arrested by Grantsville police on Sept. 1, after GHS Principal Mark Ernst received information about the alleged activity involving the coach and the girls, ages 16 and 17.
The incidents allegedly occurred between May 23 and Aug. 26, Linares wrote.
The sexual battery statute describes the offense as intentional touching, whether or not through clothing, of the private parts of another "under circumstances the actor knew or should have known would likely cause affront or alarm to the person touched."
Lewdness includes performing sexual intercourse in a public place or in the presence of another, as well as exposure of the genitalia or buttocks.
Ware was booked into the Tooele County jail, where he remained until Tuesday, when he posted bail of $39,720 and was released.
An initial court appearance was set for Oct. 17 before Judge Robert Adkins.
The district was conducting an internal investigation of its own, which likely would lead to Ware's termination, officials have said. For now, Ware, who also was a substitute teacher at the high school, is on administrative leave.
Ware had been hired as coach at his alma mater in December 2014, having previously served as offensive coordinator at Stansbury High School.