Cheer Coach who Trained Teens Inside Premier Athletics in Franklin Facing Multiple Sex Charges

Aug 02, 2023 at 11:20 pm by WGNS News

James So

In neighboring Williamson County, a cheerleading coach from a popular Franklin facility is behind bars on sex crime charges. James So, 27, was arrested last night following grand jury indictments for Aggravated Rape, x4 counts of Statutory Rape, x3 counts of Rape, and x2 counts of Sexual Battery.

All of the charges were against one victim, a 17-year-old female, and occurred during a single encounter. It happened inside Premier Athletics, on Gothic Court. An investigation was initiated after the incident was reported in March. Results from that investigation, including an exhaustive review of evidence in the case, were presented to a Williamson County Grand Jury, who returned the charges police arrested So for, last night.


He is scheduled to appear in court this Friday, August 4, 2023, where he will be facing 3-counts of Rape, 4-counts of Statutory Rape, 2-counts of Sexual Battery and 1-count of Aggravated Rape. 

Detectives do not currently think there are other victims but do want to hear from anyone with information that might be relevant: (615) 794-2513.

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