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Update: Former Holliday Softball Coach Facing 6 Charges

We have new developments on the arrest of former Holliday Softball Coach David Norris. Newschannel 6 has obtained his arrest affidavits.

He is facing charges from three law enforcement agencies including the Wichita Falls Police Department, Archer County Sheriff's Office and the Holliday Police Department.

  • 3 counts of improper relationship between educator and student
  • 2 counts of indecency with a child
  • 1 count of sexual assault

Pages after pages of the affidavit detail the intimate relationship between 29-year-old David Norris and a 17-year-old Holliday student. The affidavit states in March 2011 the victim showed Norris a picture to which the victims says Norris responded with, "I would like to see you with less on."

The report goes on to state after that incident Norris and the victim began texting each other back and forth about personal matters and later agreed to meet on several occasions to engage in intimate contact.

The affidavit states Norris and the victim engaged in sexual activity on Dads Corner Road in Archer County, inside the Holliday locker room and at Norris' residence in Wichita Falls and parking lots in Wichita Falls.

The first reported outing of the relationship occurred during spring break 2012 when the victim asked a friend for relationship advice. The victim never told the friend who but the friend figured it out and wanted to contact authorities immediately. The victim begged and convinced the friend not tell. Instead the victim says the friend sent a long text message telling Norris how wrong the relationship was and that he better not touch the victim again. That scared Norris enough to keep away from the victim for a couple of weeks but eventually they resumed back to their relationship.

It wasn't until a quote "cry out" from the victim to a church camp chaperone that someone came forward to officials.

The affidavit states once Norris knew word was out about the relationship he sent messages to the victim that said, "My whole life is over..." and "This was a mutual relationship...we discussed it and you told me it would be okay."

Tuesday afternoon we caught a quick glimpse of him as he walked out of the Archer County Law Enforcement Building and into a white pickup truck.

Norris is out on a 1.5 million bail. Officials say the relationship began when the victim was 16-years-old and continued for another year. Stay with Newschannel 6 as we continue to follow this case. To see our first report of this story click here.

 

TUESDAY JUNE 19, 2012 (3 p.m.)

Former Holliday ISD teacher and head softball coach David Norris turned himself in to Archer County sheriffs at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

He is facing a total of six counts:

  • 3 counts of improper relationship between educator and student
  • 2 counts of indecency with a child
  • 1 count of sexual assault

Archer County Sgt. Simon Dwyer told Newschannel 6 the possible events took place in Holliday, Archer County and Wichita Falls. It involved one Holliday ISD student between Spring 2011 and May of this year. He said the victim is 17-years-old and was 16 when the alleged relations started. 

Dwyer said the alleged offenses took place on school property "numerous times." He wouldn't say whether there were witnesses to those offenses.

The investigation started June 9th, when a church camp counselor notified a camper's parents, saying the teen confessed to having relations with Norris. Dwyer said at this time there are no other students involved in the investigation.

Norris' bonds are $250,000, for each count, for a total of $1.5 million.

Stay with Newschannel 6 as we continue to follow this investigation.

 

Crystal Hall Newschannel 6.

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