A disturbing case is being reported where a once-star football player of both Gwinnett County’s Lilburn’s Parkview High School, and also Auburn University, is now facing charges of filming an underage male child inside of a bathroom stall.
32-year-old Brad Lester no longer wears the uniform himself, but instead is a substitute teacher, youth football coach, and a personal trainer; and of the allegations against the suspect are true, he's an undercover homosexual pedophile.
Back in early November, police say that Brad Lester was inside of a Dacula-area restaurant that was located off of Braselton Highway; when he covertly filmed a juvenile male who was inside of a bathroom stall, according to the<a href="http://www.myajc.com/news/local-govt--politics/former-auburn-gwinnett-football-standout-booked-child-porn-charge/PKBR85g0HKlV47q0Of113J/"> Atlanta-Constitution Journal</a>.
The case is rocking college sports-media, all of whom are seemingly shocked at the revelation that the college great was not only sexually attracted to children but males; and were unaware Lester had even been arrested in November prior to the initial report this week.
Neither the age or the identity of the child victim has been released.
The<a href="http://www.gwinnettcountysheriff.com/smartwebclient/"> Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office </a>shows the suspect as being in custody under his full name, Bradford Lamar Lester; with a last known address as being at 310 Flowers Cove Lane in Lilburn, Georgia.
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Lester is also being held without a bond, as he awaits a court hearing on the two felony charges, which includes one count of unlawful eavesdropping or surveillance, and one count of creating or possessing child pornography with the intent to distribute.
Brad Lester grew up in Lilburn, where's he's widely recognized in the community from his stint as a star running back at Auburn University from 2004-08, where he rushed for 1,689 yards and scored 19 touchdowns, according to<a href="https://auburn.247sports.com/Bolt/Former-Auburn-Tigers-RB-Brad-Lester-facing-child-porn-charges-112787847"> 247-Sports</a>.
After leaving Auburn, Lester tried out for the NFL before briefly playing in the Canadian Football League. He later founded Athletes Elite Performance, a Gwinnett-based training company for young athletes.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/BradLester1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@BradLester1</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/AUFAMILY?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AUFAMILY</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/Mansell247?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Mansell247</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/StacyPriest?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@StacyPriest</a> Mr Brad Lester showed support during my training session. Thx u Sir <a href="http://t.co/Di3l75GPCX">pic.twitter.com/Di3l75GPCX</a></p>— Kurt Taylor (@KurtTaylorRb2) <a href="https://twitter.com/KurtTaylorRb2/status/615615695343230976?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 29, 2015</a></blockquote>
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In a Wednesday morning email, Gwinnett County schools spokeswoman Sloan Roach confirmed Lester previously worked as a substitute for the school system but “had not worked recently.”
“It is my understanding that he no longer is a substitute with GCPS,” Roach said.
Since Lester was apparently attracted to male children, this cases raises, even more, questions as to whether or not he's ever offended against once or his students or players in the past, being both a teacher and a coach in a position of authority over fragile minds.
The Gwinnett County Police Department can be contacted at (770) 513-5000, and the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office can be reached at (770) 822-8200; if you or anyone you know may have been a victim or Brad Lester or have any additional information on this case, please contact authorities.
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