Asst. Woodford HS coach charged with child sex abuse

VERSAILLES, Ky. (AP) – A central Kentucky grand jury has indicted an assistant coach on a charge of sexually abusing a girl younger than 12.

Multiple media outlets report 58-year-old Larry Watts is an assistant boys’ basketball coach at Woodford County High School and worked as a monitor or teacher’s aide the last two years in Fayette County.

The charges, two counts of first-degree sexual abuse, stem from acts alleged to have occurred in 2001. Versailles Police Sgt. Joy Farmer did not know how Watts knew the victim, who is now an adult.

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Woodford County Schools Superintendent Scott Hawkins said Watts has been employed at the high school for six years. He remained employed Friday.
Watts was indicted Wednesday by a Woodford County grand jury. He is scheduled to be arraigned July 1.