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TEXARKANA, Texas — A former Liberty-Eylau High School coach appeared in a Bowie County courtroom Monday afternoon to address alleged sexual misconduct with two female students last year.

Treyvin "Trey" Levan Norman, 26, appeared with Texarkana lawyer Josh Potter for a preindictment hearing on two counts of improper relationship between educator and student before 202nd District Judge John Tidwell. Potter said he believes the case should be referred to a Bowie County grand jury.

If a grand jury determines there is probable cause to believe Norman committed a crime, they may issue an indictment formally charging Norman. Once a defendant has been indicted, the case can be scheduled for trial.

Norman is accused of having inappropriate sexual relationships with two students. According to a probable cause affidavit, Norman's alleged misconduct was reported Oct. 5, 2018, to Wake Village, Texas, police by Liberty-Eylau Independent School District Police Chief Bart Veal. Veal reportedly determined that the alleged sexual misconduct occurred at Norman's home in Wake Village.

Norman resigned from his position at Liberty-Eylau amid the allegations.

One of the alleged victims, who was 18 when she was interviewed, said she and Norman began by exchanging texts via the social media application Instagram. The messages allegedly became sexual over time and the girl reported that she went to Norman's home in August 2018.

The girl allegedly told investigators that she took a shower at Norman's home, smoked marijuana with Norman and engaged in sexual activity with Norman. The girl also reported that Norman sent her photos of his penis.

A second girl, 17, reported that Norman "Snapchatted her telling her how beautiful she was" and that she and Norman began meeting at a Neighborhood Walmart store in Wake Village. The girl said she would park and leave her car and ride with Norman to his home in Wake Village where they engaged in sexual activity.

Norman is currently free on bond. He will be scheduled to return to court for arraignment if a grand jury returns an indictment against Norman. Improper relationship between educator and student is punishable by two to 20 years in prison.

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