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Georgia Tech HC Josh Pastner's Sexual Assault Accusers Facing Fraud Charges

The couple that accused Georgia Tech basketball coach Josh Pastner of sexual assault have now been charged with "providing false information to law enforcement and facilitation of a fraud scheme practice," according to Mark Schlabach of ESPN.

Ron Bell was a friend of Pastner but in 2018, he and his girlfriend Jennifer Pendley accused the coach of assaulting Pendley in a hotel room in 2016.

However, an independent investigation later found the claims were "concocted" as part of an extortion scheme, per A.J. Perez of USA Today.

Bell had also accused Pastner of violating NCAA recruiting rules, but the coach filed a lawsuit against the couple for defamation.