The IRE website will be unavailable while we complete routine maintenance on Friday, October 15 from 8-10 am CT.
IRE favicon


Resource ID: #25985
Subject: Sex Offenders
Source: WAFB-TV (Baton Rouge, La.)



An asst. cheerleading coach in a small town was registered as a sex offender after sending a teenager inappropriate text messages. He was sentenced to a 5 year supervised probation. But the judge who sentenced him went to the same church as the coach. Over time, the two became friends so the coach tried to use the friendship to his benefit and get off of his 5-year probation, early. He filed to have the remainder of his probation terminated after having only served half of it. The lead investigating agency was never informed, until we got involved. After we got involved, the coach eventually withdrew his request to end his probation early. So now, the registered sex offender is serving out his entire 5 years.

141 Neff Annex   |   Missouri School of Journalism Columbia, MO 65211   |   573-882-2042   |   |   Privacy Policy
apartmentpenciluserscalendar-fullcrossmenu linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram