Grand jury indicts former high school fishing coach on 9 more child pornography charges
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY — A former volunteer high school fishing coach faces nine new child pornography charges after a grand jury recently indicted him, the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department says.
In a news release, the sheriff’s department says 56-year-old John Parks was arrested on the new charges Wednesday. The new warrant was issued Tuesday after the grand jury returned the indictment Friday. The sheriff’s department says detectives presented evidence to the grand jury after several data storage devices belonging to Parks were seized and analyzed.
The nine new counts are in addition to 10 previous child pornography charges and one count of sexual abuse that were filed in February. He has pleaded not guilty to those charges.
Parks was jailed in the McCracken County Jail Wednesday, and the sheriff’s department says bond has been set at $5,000.