Deputies: Richlands volunteer assistant coach arrested on allegations of sexting a teenager


RICHLANDS, N.C. (WNCT) – Deputies arrest a Richlands volunteer assistant coach for allegedly sexting with teenage girl.

The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office says Javan Lenhardt II was arrested on Friday.

Investigators say Lenhardt, an assistant football coach at Richlands High School, faces charges for texting sexual messages to 15-year-old girl.

Lenhardt is charged with Felony Indecent Liberties with a Child and Soliciting a Child by Computer.

Deputies say the 43-year-old was taken to the Onslow County Detention Center and given a $25,000 bond.

Onslow County Schools confirmed with WNCT that Lenhardt was a volunteer football coach at Richlands High School The school system says when it was made aware of the allegations Lenhardt was asked not to return.

According to Vinelink, Lenhardt has bonded out of jail.

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