Former girls basketball assistant coach to plead guilty on sex charges

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Posted at 8:39 AM, Jan 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-11 08:48:14-05

RIPLEY COUNTY, Ind. -- A former high school assistant basketball coach will plead guilty to sex charges Friday, according to Ripley County Prosecuting Attorney Ric Hertel.

Chad Pindell, the former assistant coach at Jac-Cen-Del High School, will plead guilty at 11 a.m. to a “sex offense involving a player.”

Pindell, of Napoleon, Indiana, stands charged with child seduction and dissemination of harmful material to a minor. Both are felony counts.

Investigators allege Pindell contacted a 17-year-old student through social media in early 2018 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 in March 2018.

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