University, Coach Say They Were Unaware of Sexual Battery Charge before Hiring

By: WHSV News Staff Email
By: WHSV News Staff Email

HARRISONBURG -- Gary Lafayette Moore, a men's volleyball coach at Eastern Mennonite University, is charged with sexual battery. The charges are from Moore's time in Chesapeake before he worked at EMU.

Moore says he did not know of any allegations until he was charged and that as soon as he was charged, he told his supervisors at EMU.

EMU's vice president for student life says officials at EMU didn't know about Moore's charges before he was hired. EMU says it runs a background check on all employees before hiring.

The following is an official statement from EMU:

"We are aware of the pending legal action and are awaiting to hear the outcome of the legal proceedings and will respond appropriately," said Andrea Wenger, the director of marketing and communications at EMU.


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