A longtime youth and summer league coach is accused of child molestation in Commerce.
67-year-old Will Doc "Buddy" Fowlkes, Junior serves as president of SportsTech USA, a baseball and softball training complex in Commerce. The website says Fowlkes has coached for more than 40 years.
Few details are being offered about the allegations of molestation, but the Banks County sheriff's office says additional charges are pending. The GBI is also involved in the ongoing criminal investigation.
SportsTech pledges its full cooperation with the sheriff and GBI. It is also launching its own internal investigation. An email from the board of directors says misconduct of any kind will not be tolerated.
The Fowlkes family is closely involved in the operation of SportsTech, which sponsors league play, summer camps, hitting hours and off-season workouts.
Anyone with information about the criminal investigation should contact the sheriff's office.