Tuesday, August 6, 2013

 

Kentucky youth sports coach charged with abusing six boys.

A grand jury in Boone County handed up 14 charges against 46-year-old Michael Schweitzer of Hebron.


Kentucky coach accused of abuse: Michael Schweitzer of Hebron, Ky.
Michael Schweitzer of Hebron, Ky.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A northern Kentucky youth sports coach has been charged with sexually abusing six boys, including slipping a sleeping pill to one before molesting him, according to an indictment released Tuesday.

A grand jury in Boone County handed up 14 charges against 46-year-old Michael Schweitzer of Hebron.

Police say Schweitzer slipped a sleeping pill to one 13-year-old boy staying with him, then molested the youth while he slept. Five more boys have since contacted authorities with similar allegations.

Schweitzer is charged with three counts of sodomy in the first degree, three counts of unlawful transaction with a minor in the first degree, and eight counts of sexual abuse in the first degree. Prosecutors say the abuse happened from 2011 through 2013.

"I want to assure the parents of the children who've come forward — this case is a top priority for me and my office," Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway said in announcing the indictment.

He called on parents who may have had contact with Schweitzer to talk to their children and contact the Boone County Sheriff's Office if there are any indications of abuse.

Schweitzer was a volunteer coach for various Boone County area youth baseball, basketball, football and wrestling teams for about 20 years, said spokeswoman Allison Martin of the attorney general's office. Messages left with several county leagues were not immediately returned Tuesday.

Schweitzer has been in custody since June 26 on charges of sodomy with an incapable person or someone unable to give consent, unlawful transactions with a minor and illegal possession of a controlled substance.

Schweitzer had no listed attorney in Boone County court records.

Schweitzer, who is currently in the Boone County Jail, will be arraigned on Aug. 21. His bond is set at $500,000 full cash.

Tags : , ,

Share

Social

The idea behind the text.
Respect for the truth is almost the basis of all morality.
Nothing can come from nothing.



Follow

Popular Topics

Read

Well, the way they make shows is, they make one show. That show's called a pilot. Then they show that show to the people who make shows, and on the strength of that one show they decide if they're going to make more shows.

Like you, I used to think the world was this great place where everybody lived by the same standards I did, then some kid with a nail showed me I was living in his world, a world where chaos rules not order, a world where righteousness is not rewarded. That's Cesar's world, and if you're not willing to play by his rules, then you're gonna have to pay the price.

You think water moves fast? You should see ice. It moves like it has a mind. Like it knows it killed the world once and got a taste for murder. After the avalanche, it took us a week to climb out. Now, I don't know exactly when we turned on each other, but I know that seven of us survived the slide... and only five made it out. Now we took an oath, that I'm breaking now. We said we'd say it was the snow that killed the other two, but it wasn't. Nature is lethal but it doesn't hold a candle to man.

You see? It's curious. Ted did figure it out - time travel. And when we get back, we gonna tell everyone. How it's possible, how it's done, what the dangers are. But then why fifty years in the future when the spacecraft encounters a black hole does the computer call it an 'unknown entry event'? Why don't they know? If they don't know, that means we never told anyone. And if we never told anyone it means we never made it back. Hence we die down here. Just as a matter of deductive logic.