Sonora High School Coach Accused of Sexually Abusing Teenage Student

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TUOLUMNE COUNTY -- A Tuolumne County high school coach was arrested Monday afternoon on suspicion of sexually abusing a teenage student.

Amy Denise Emerald, a sports team coordinator and girls varsity basketball coach for Sonora High School, faces charges of lewd and lascivious acts with a child ages 14 or 15 years old, according to the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office.

At the time of the abuse, the victim, who is a former student and player, was 15 years old.

The 42-year-old high school staff member's bail has been set at $50,000.

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