Former teacher, assistant coach charged with more counts

Investigation Continues

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A former teacher and assistant football coach at a Louisville parochial high school who was charged with child exploitation involving a 13-year-old has been charged with additional counts, and authorities say the case now involves 16 minors.

The U.S. attorney’s office in Louisville says 33-year-old Patrick Newman was charged Friday in a felony information with 16 counts of using minors to produce child pornography. He is also charged with possessing and transporting child pornography.

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Newman’s attorney did not return a call seeking comment Monday.

Prosecutors say the investigation started this year after a tip. Newman was originally charged in a criminal complaint with illegal online communications with a 13-year-old in Texas.

Newman has been in custody since he was first charged two months ago. He was fired from Trinity High School the next day.