Former Whitehall drama coach arrested for alleged sexual relationship with student

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WESTERVILLE, OH (WCMH) — A former Whitehall City Schools drama coach is now facing charges related to an alleged sexual relationship with a student.

According to Westerville police, Patrick McGregor II, 29, of Westerville is facing charges of sexual battery, tampering with evidence and pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor.

Police said McGregor had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl for several months, beginning in may. On at least two occasions, police said McGregor had sexual contact with the girl at homes in Westerville.

Investigators say they found text messages and photos between McGregor and the girl, including nude photos of the girl requested by McGregor.

McGregor was arrested and taken to the Franklin County jail.

The Whitehall school district fired McGregor in September after the allegations were first made.

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