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Jessica Patrick Finley
courtesy of McDowell Co. Sheriff's Office

Former McDowell County Employee & Coach Faces Sex Offense Charges

29-year-old Jessica Patrick Finley has been arrested by McDowell County Sheriff’s Officers and charged with felony counts of statutory sex act with a student and felony sex offense with a child under the age of 15. The victim is reported to be 14 years old.

Finley was listed as a guidance counselor and volleyball coach at McDowell County High School. She has resigned her position with McDowell County Schools.

Finley was taken to the McDowell County Detention Facility late Wednesday night (February 28). She will appear in District Court on March 20.

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is assisting the Sheriff’s Office and McDowell County Schools with the investigation.