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Only on 10: Student says Manatee High School coach Rod Frazier "grabbed her butt"

7:46 PM, May 9, 2013   |    comments
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Rod Frazier is a parent liaison and running backs coach at football powerhouse Manatee High School.
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Brandon, FL -- Speaking during her first television interview, Rod Frazier's accuser claims the Manatee High School assistant football coach grabbed her butt and stroked her inner thigh. She also claims Frazier once asked for a naked picture.

"When I would leave and give him a hug, he would grab my butt and he would pick me up by my butt," the now 18-year-old told 10 News on Thursday.

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The girl also said Frazier would regularly pull her out of class to spend time in his office, and he would constantly call and text her and tell her he loved her.

Frazier has been on paid leave from the Manatee County School District since February 8th after it was revealed Bradenton Police were investigating the coach.

See also: Questions mount over School District's investigation

Thursday, Frazier's attorney continued to deny his client has done anything wrong, telling 10 News the girl "has a vendetta on the school, the administration and the people over there (at Manatee High School) and we will prove that in court."

Bradenton Police interviewed roughly 50 people during their investigation and recommended charges be filed against Frazier when they sent over their findings to the state attorney's office.

A spokesperson for the state attorney's office has declined to say when they will make a decision if charges will be filed.

Police have also recommended charges against four other district employees stemming from the case.

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