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Former girls basketball coach charged with sex abuse of his players

March 8, 2013 | 12:43 pm

This post has been updated. See below for details.

A former girls basketball coach at Eisenhower High School in Rialto pleaded not guilty Friday to four counts of sexual abuse involving members of his team.

The incidents allegedly occurred in 2004, police say. The coach, Floyd Eddings Jr., left the school that same year, according to a statement from the Rialto Police Department.

Eddings, 55, is currently employed as a campus security guard for a high school in the Corona-Norco Unified School District, the statement said.

[Updated, 4:22 p.m.: Corona-Norco Unified said Eddings has been placed on administrative leave. He has been employed as a security attendant since 2007, the district said.]

An arrest warrant in the case was issued Wednesday. The charges against Eddings are sexual penetration on a minor by force or duress; sexual penetration with a foreign object on a victim under 16 years old; and two counts of lewd or lascivious acts with a 14- or 15-year-old child.

Bail was set at $400,000, according to San Bernardino Superior Court records.

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