Former longtime Juneau-Douglas High School basketball coach James M. Hamey, 62, was arraigned this week on two new felony sexual assault charges.
Hamey was arrested late last year and charged with one count of sexual assault in the second degree for allegedly assaulting a 50-year-old woman on Dec. 1 in the Mendenhall Valley.
On Feb. 19, a grand jury indicted Hamey on two counts of sexual assault in the first degree for an incident that allegedly occurred with a separate woman in July 2009. The charges are unclassified felonies that are punishable by up to 99 years in prison for each count.
Hamey faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted on the sexual assault in the second degree charge.
Hamey is presently being held in the Lemon Creek Correctional Center in lieu of $7,500 bail.
Hamey was the coach of the JDHS boys' basketball team for 22 years and the girls' basketball team for eight years. In 2003, Hamey pleaded guilty to third-degree theft for stealing $1,000 from the JDHS basketball program to make hissuccessor look bad.
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