Former assistant coach charged with sodomy

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Police have charged a former assistant volleyball coach at an eastern Kentucky high school with sodomy.

Police say 38-year-old Michael Charles had inappropriate sexual contact with a volleyball player he coached at Phelps High School in Pike County. Police say the alleged contact took place when he accompanied the team to a summer camp in Lexington.

Pike County Superintendent Roger Wagner said Charles has been dismissed from his volunteer coaching position. WYMT-TV reports that Charles appeared in court Wednesday and pleaded not guilty to the charge. The case was sent to a grand jury.

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