Former fishing coach pleads guilty to sex abuse


PADUCAH, KY (AP) – A former high school fishing coach in Kentucky has pleaded guilty to charges of sex abuse and child pornography.

WPSD-TV reports John Parks admitted to one count on each charge in a plea agreement Thursday. He was originally charged with one count of sex abuse and 10 counts of possession or viewing of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

The station reports other counts were dismissed. Parks is the former McCracken County High School fishing coach.

A 15-year-old student reported last year that Parks touched him in an intimate matter and sent him inappropriate text messages.

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