OSGOOD, Ind. -- An assistant coach is suspected of sending nude photos of himself to a teenage girl and engaging in sexual activity with her at a Ripley County high school, according to Indiana State Police.
Chad Pindell, 36, of Napoleon, Indiana, was arrested Sunday and charged with one count of child seduction and one count of dissemination of harmful material to a minor. Both are felony counts.
The Jac-Cen-Del School District learned about the allegations last month, ISP said. At the time, Pindell was a volunteer assistant coach with the Jac-Cen-Del High School girls basketball team.
Investigators allege Pindell contacted a 17-year-old student through social media earlier this year and sent her the nude photos. At some point, he and the girl engaged in sexual activity while at Jac-Cen-Del High, ISP said.
The district removed Pindell from his position when it found out about the allegations.
Pindell was booked into the Ripley County Jail and remained there Monday morning. WCPO reached out to Jac-Cen-Del High's front office for comment on the case.