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Former Swanton Wrestling Coach Charged For Incident At Tournament

By: Jacob Kessler

Former Swanton Middle School wrestling coach Aaron Brown has been charged with Assault and Endangering Children.

According to a police report provided by the Archbold Police Department, Mr. Brown was presented a summons on Friday, January 27th at 3:00 p.m.

Both charges are listed as a Misdemeanor in the First Degree. According to Fulton County Western District Court Records, the arraignment is set for February 21st, 2023.

These charges are in reference to the previously reported incident that took place during a middle school wrestling tournament in Archbold on Saturday, January 7th.

Multiple witnesses described Brown grabbing one of his wrestlers by the back of the neck and “slamming him into the gym wall” before then also “slamming him into a set of metal double doors leading into the hallway” before other parents and coaches intervened.

A statement has been received from the Legal Professional Association of Ibold & O’Brien.

The statement is from that of Gayline Diller, the mother of the student who was assaulted.

“The past few weeks have been incredibly challenging and emotional for our family. The outpouring of support my son is receiving is overwhelming.”

“The kindness and encouragement from family, friends, and others in the community is heartfelt and greatly appreciated.”

“Today, I learned coach Brown will face criminal charges. While I wish it was unnecessary, I appreciate the efforts of the Archbold Police Department and prosecutor in pursuing justice for my son.”

Jacob can be reached at

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