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Saturday May 23rd, 2015 6:27AM

Businessman faces additional charges in Banks County

By Rob Moore Reporter
HOMER - A businessman arrested in Banks County for child molestation Friday now faces an additional charge.<br /> <br /> Will Doc "Buddy" Fowlkes Jr., 67, of Commerce was charged with sexual battery today after a separate incident with a separate victim was discovered, said Sgt. Carissa McFaddin of Banks County Sheriff's Office.<br /> <br /> Fowlkes is president of SportsTech USA, Inc., which operates SportsTech Training Center at 260 Banks Crossing Drive in Banks Crossing.<br /> <br /> According to the company's website, Fowlkes has coached youth and summer league teams for more than 40 years. <br /> <br /> SportsTech was founded in 1992 by the Fowlkes family as a player development program for young baseball and softball players.<br /> <br /> The case remains under investigation by both Banks County Sheriff's Office investigators and the GBI.<br /> <br /> "Due to the sensitive nature of this case and the victims involved, information regarding where the incidents occurred is not being released at this time," McFaddin said.<br /> <br /> Anyone with information they believe will help investigators can call the sheriff's office at (706) 677-2248.<br /> <br />
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