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Former Akron high school basketball coach arrested for having sexual relationship with student

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Posted at 4:57 PM, May 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-17 18:02:43-04

A former Akron high school basketball coach has been arrested for having a sexual relationship with a female student during the 2015-2016 school year.

Jessica Saffold, 28, of Chagrin Falls, was taken into custody on Thursday afternoon.

According to authorities, Saffold became involved with a 16-year-old student while she was the girls' basketball coach at Firestone Community Learning Center.

Saffold was charged with sexual battery.