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Local basketball coach arrested

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Freddie Lamont Wilson is best known as a basketball coach in this community. Friday, officers arrested Wilson for charges of sexual assault. Parents today are shocked. As the Hood family enjoys a stroll down Water Street in Wilmington. Their happy mood turned to concern when they heard Freddie Wilson, a Wilmington basketball coach was arrested for having sex with a child. “I'm a teacher and I would hate to see someone do something like that.” said Linda Hood, a concerned parent. Wilson, a coach who organized the father's day basketball classic in Wilmington, was active in the brigade boys and girls club. The New Hanover County sheriffs department said the victims parents reported the inappropriate behavior in August. Wilson is charged with sexual assault and failure to report child abuse. In the past week, Wilson isn't the only authority figure to be in trouble with the law for inappropriate activity with a child. Just last week a former Boiling Spring Lakes officer Luke Stidham pled guilty to second degree rape with a 14 year old in his patrol car. Stidham will serve four and a half years behind bars. “You have to be aware of the things that they're doing and be present and see what's going on and know where they are.” Hood said. Simple advice from Hood to warn parents. The Wilson family would not offer a statement. Freddie Wilson is awaiting his first court appearance in the New Hanover county jail under a 50,000 dollar bond.

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