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Principal arrested in SHS sexual assault investigation

Martin Waters (Source: Bulloch County Sheriff's Office) Martin Waters (Source: Bulloch County Sheriff's Office)

The Statesboro Police Department made a third arrest in the ongoing Statesboro High School sexual assault investigation. 

On Friday, Statesboro High School Principal Martin Waters was arrested at the Statesboro Police Department and charged with failure to report child abuse.

During the course of the investigation, Statesboro Police Detectives learned Waters was informed as early as March of 2014 of suspected child abuse between Assistant Coach Jeffery Crowder and a female student.

A judge denied bond for two former Statesboro High School football coaches charged with sexual assault.

Luke Parks and Jeffrey Crowder face the charges in two separate cases involving female students.

The information was first reported to police on April 25. 

The Statesboro Police Department investigation revealed that Waters failed to report the suspected child abuse to the proper authorities in the time required by law. 

The Bulloch County Board of Education and the Central Office has cooperated fully with the Statesboro Police Department throughout the investigation.

Waters was granted a $2,000 bond and is in the process of being released. 

This investigation is ongoing and no further information is being released at this time.

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