Sumter School District coach charged, accused of inappropriate relationship with student

Published: May. 15, 2023 at 1:07 PM EDT
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SUMTER, S.C. (WIS) - A Sumter School District coach is charged after police said they discovered an inappropriate relationship with a student.

Peter Rodrick Calhoun, who works at Lakewood High School, was arrested on Friday and charged with sexual battery.

Officers began an investigation in early May after Sumter Police Department (SPD) said they responded to an indecent exposure call involving the 57-year-old and a female later identified as a student.

According to SPD, the investigation revealed multiple encounters between Calhoun and the student off of school property.

Police said details regarding the case are not being released to protect the victim’s identity.

The investigation is ongoing, SPD states.

The school district told WIS Calhoun was placed on administrative leave.

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