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Lake Norman High School softball coach accused of indecent liberties with student

Search warrants were obtained for Thomas Patrick Strahan's social media account and telephone records. Additional charges are anticipated.

CORNELIUS, N.C. — A softball coach for Lake Norman High School in Mooresville has been arrested and charged with indecent liberties with a student, the Iredell County sheriff announced Wednesday.

Thomas Patrick Strahan, 58, of Cornelius, is accused of leaving a female student a voicemail where he talked "about a sexual act," Iredell County Sheriff Darren Campbell said in a released statement. The student alerted law enforcement to the voicemail Tuesday.

Investigators obtained a search warrant to review Strahan's social media account and telephone records.

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Strahan, who is notably not a teacher at the school, was arrested Wednesday. He appeared before a judge later in the day and was issued a $5,000 secured bond ahead of a future court date.

The Iredell County Sheriff's Office said additional charges are anticipated. 

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Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect Strahan was the softball coach. An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified him as the swim coach.

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WCNC will only air or post a mugshot if the person has been formally charged with a crime and in a few other cases. The exceptions include: If it appears the person could be a danger to themselves or others or if they are wanted by authorities; to differentiate between people with a common name; if the photos could encourage more victims to come forward. The news-editorial leadership may also decide to use a mugshot based on the severity of the crime(s) committed and/or the level of public interest in the crime and ensuing criminal proceedings.

In this instance, WCNC Charlotte is using the mugshot because additional charges are anticipated and the investigation is ongoing. Investigators hope those with additional information will come forward. 

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