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2 Va. high school coaches arrested

Two Gainesville men associated with Stonewall Jackson High School were arrested Friday, one for allegedly sending inappropriate messages to a 16-year-old female and the other for possession of drugs, Prince William police said.

William Hayes Dignan, 42, a teacher and football coach at Stonewall Jackson High School, of the 14200 block of Town Commons Way, has been charged with indecent liberties by a custodian and use of a communication device to facilitate an offense with a minor.

An investigation revealed that since early October, Dignan had been sending inappropriate messages by phone and e-mail to an underage female at the school. He is being held on a $15,000 secured bond.

Also arrested was football coach Nicholas Brandon Rosser, 31, of the same address as Dignan. Rosser was charged with possession of marijuana and was released on summons after evidence was found during the execution of a search warrant at their home.

Court dates for the men were not immediately available.

-- Jennifer Buske

By Washington Post Editors  | October 29, 2010; 5:37 PM ET
Categories:  Pr. William, Schools  
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This is happening all over the country. Go to and click on the Scandal page. This year they have documented over 350 of these types of incidents. They also have a map of where the incidents have taken place. In 2009 they found 464 of these kinds of cases.

Posted by: triumph110 | October 29, 2010 6:17 PM | Report abuse

I bet that girl was hot!! Pics??

Posted by: dc_is_a_ghetto | October 29, 2010 6:24 PM | Report abuse

One coach selects the girl, the other obtains the drugs ... then ... ?

Posted by: clitteigh | October 29, 2010 6:42 PM | Report abuse

Well everybody knows if virginia was a horse Manassas would be i't a$$.

Posted by: goodeedward | October 29, 2010 6:52 PM | Report abuse

The teachers are from Gainesville, not Manassas. Stonewall Jackson High School is in Prince William County, not Manassas. You must need a window in your stomach to see where you're going.

Posted by: jnt05334485verizonnet | October 30, 2010 5:07 AM | Report abuse

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