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Former Park Tudor coach to plead guilty to enticement

May 4, 2016

Court documents say a former Indianapolis high school boys' basketball coach has agreed to plead guilty to trying to entice a 15-year-old student to have sex with him.

A plea agreement filed Wednesday in Indianapolis federal court says former Indianapolis Park Tudor School coach Kyle Cox admitted the charge. The agreement says Cox won't ask for less than a 10-year sentence and prosecutors won't ask for more than 14 years in prison.

Court documents say Cox was 31 when the alleged acts occurred last fall. He is being held on 24-hour lockdown at a Volunteers of America-Indiana community corrections facility in downtown Indianapolis.

The charge also carries a possible fine of up to $250,000 and supervised release following prison time.

Future court dates for Cox haven't been set yet.

Cox, who joined the prestigious school in 2009, led the basketball team to state 2A championships in 2014 and 2015. He was also a chemistry teacher at the school.

A 30-page criminal complaint filed by federal investigators in U.S. District Court alleges Cox began sending sexually explicit messages to the girl in September and tried to arrange for her to visit his home in Fishers for sexual activity while his wife and children were away in mid-December.

The meeting didn't happen after the girl's father saw messages and photos on her phone that she acknowledged trading with Cox, according to the complaint.

The complaint alleged Park Tudor officials and their attorney impeded authorities as they investigated the allegations into Cox, prompting the school to hire a team of attorneys to protect it.

 

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