Prominent Indianapolis employment law attorney Michael Blickman received a public reprimand from the Indiana Supreme Court related to his handling of a former high school basketball coach’s student sexting scandal.
The Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission had sought the suspension of the Ice Miller LLP attorney Michael Blickman in November 2018, alleging violations of the Indiana Rules of Professional Conduct.
An agreement with federal prosecutors revealed Tuesday spares the private, north-side school from prosecution for failing late last year to accurately and promptly report an inappropriate relationship between the school’s former basketball coach and a 15-year-old female student.
A former Park Tudor boys' basketball coach has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for trying to entice a 15-year-old student to have sex with him.
As expected, a former Indianapolis high school boys' basketball coach has pleaded 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. Cox could be facing more than 10 years in prison.
The private school’s board of directors said that attorney Larry Mackey will conduct an independent investigation of the former coach’s relationship with a student and the school’s handling of the matter.
During a court hearing on whether Kyle Cox should be released from jail pending trial, prosecutors presented text messages between Cox and some students at Park Tudor in Indianapolis.
A letter to parents said the school has assembled a “team of attorneys” to represent it “in this matter moving forward.”
An Indiana University law professor said the school’s delay in turning over evidence in the investigation of former basketball coach Kyle Cox was troubling from a moral and ethical standpoint.
The former boys basketball coach at the exclusive private school in Indianapolis was charged Thursday with trying to entice a 15-year-old female student into a sexual relationship, and court documents allege school officials hampered the investigation.
The private school recently bought the 5.7 acres north of its campus that Dr. Bill Nunery, a local ophthalmologist, had planned to develop into an upscale residential enclave known as Grace Hill.