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Coach charged with child molestation

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Gary Brian Tanner (Source: Clark County, IN Jail) Gary Brian Tanner (Source: Clark County, IN Jail)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A southern Indiana man who coaches soccer is facing charges that he molested a teenage girl.  

Gary Brian Tanner, 36, is charged with child molesting. The victim, age 13, was a friend of Tanner's daughter.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed in court, the victim came forward late last year to say that Tanner inappropriate touched her and raped her during an overnight trip to Richmond, Kentucky.

Tanner could face the more serious charge of rape in the Bluegrass. Linda Lamping, a Clark County, Indiana deputy prosecutor, said Indiana officials would be turning over the probable cause affidavit file din the Hoosier state to the Kentucky prosecutors.

According to Jeffersonville police, Tanner attempted to take his own life as officers moved in to arrest him.

Detectives said Tanner's wife told them that Tanner admitted to her that he had touched the victim inappropriately.

The victim told police Tanner was a soccer coach at Ballard High School and for the Net Surfers Soccer Club.

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