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Middle school coach accused of inappropriate actions involving student

Devin Yocum (Source: Nelson County Jail) Devin Yocum (Source: Nelson County Jail)

BARDSTOWN, KY (WAVE) – A girl’s basketball coach was fired following allegations of inappropriate actions involving a student.

Devin Yocum, 37, was arraigned Friday on charges of third-degree sodomy, possession or view of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and tampering with a witness.

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According to an arrest report, Yocum had a 17-year-old perform oral sex on him on two occasions and sent a picture of his penis to her cell phone. During a police interview, officers said Yocum called the 17-year-old “with intent to affect the testimony of the witness.”

Yocum had been employed by Bardstown High School for two years and was the head basketball coach and an instructional assistant at Bardstown Middle School, according to his arrest report.

Bardstown City Schools superintendent Brent Holsclaw released the following statement:

“The school district received credible information of an alleged inappropriate relationship between a classified (non-teaching) employee and a student. The school district notified law enforcement and immediately suspended the employee while additional information was gathered and the matter was investigated by police.

The employee was subsequently terminated immediately due to alleged ‘inappropriate/unprofessional behavior with a student,’ which is a violation of School Board policy. Because this is an ongoing investigation and in the hands of law enforcement, the school district cannot comment further on the matter.”

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