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FORMER COACH GUILTY IN BRUTAL BEATING AND SEXUAL ASSAULT

Mary Liz Nolan

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A former coach at Aiken High School was sentenced to 20 years behind bars yesterday after pleading guilty to beating and sexually assaulting a woman in Aiken last year.

Thirty eight-year-old Derek Brooks brutally beat a woman after she left a sports bar in the downtown area.

Investigators say Brooks dragged the woman to Park Avenue where he sexually assaulted her and left her for dead.

Authorities say surveillance cameras from several businesses played a role in identifying Brooks as the suspect.