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Calvin Staten back in court

A former high school basketball coach was back in court, this time facing additional sex charges.

Calvin Staten is still employed with the city school system.

He works at Davis Hills Middle School in the in school suspension program.

He is on paid leave while he works through legal issues.

It's the focus of this WAFF 48 Investigators Report.

Through a camera lens, through the window at city courtroom "A", Calvin Staten sits, charged with public lewdness.

Our cameras watched him leave jail after bonding out in late December.

Defense Attorney Randy Gladden says the cameras are hindering the case.

"Because of the extensive publicity associated with Coach Staten, that we're just unable to resolve the case in the manner it should be and in a proper manner," said Gladden.

Publicity, unresolved cases, and Calvin Staten, words becoming synonymous.

You remember Calvin Staten, former basketball coach at Butler High School arrested and charged with sexual abuse, accused of fondling four players.

His fall trial on those charges ended in a hung jury.

Soon after, police say they caught Calvin Staten with a prostitute in a car wash parking lot.

Both are accused of performing a sex act in his car.

"I don't think he should be around children," said one parent in September of 2006.

Bringing us back to city courtroom "A," the misdemeanor public lewdness trial has been continued until April, leaving Staten to sit and wait.

So that's the misdemeanor city charge.

As for the sexual abuse case, it's scheduled to be re-tried sometime in June.

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