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Kentucky teacher/coach facing child porn charges

A conviction for a sex crime can cost you your freedom, your reputation and your relationships. If you work in a profession where you deal with young people, it can also cost you your career.

That's the situation that a Kentucky high school physical education teacher and varsity softball coach is facing. The man, who worked at Louisville's Kentucky Country Day School, was arrested for "distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor." The school is a private school for kids from junior kindergarten through high school.

The charge is for activity that allegedly occurred over two years ago. The teacher and coach is charged with receiving child porn via a mobile app and communicating with another user about the photos. The defendant reportedly admitted to law enforcement personnel that he had communicated with another user of the app and sent pictures to that person.

The school sent a letter to parents reassuring them of its concern for the safety of the students at the school. The letter said that school officials were only privy to information that had been reported in the media. However, they called this a "serious, disturbing allegation" and noted that the man had been placed on administrative leave.

This is reportedly the man's first offense. This could impact how serious his punishment is if he is convicted or pleads guilty.

It's never wise to admit any wrongdoing to police officers or detectives until you have a criminal defense attorney by your side. It's understandably a frightening experience to be confronted by law enforcement. However, regardless of what evidence you're presented with, once you say something that's self-incriminating, you can't take it back. It can and likely will be used against you.

Source: WDRB, "Louisville high school softball coach arrested on child porn charge," Feb. 08, 2016

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