Trimble County track coach suspended during investigation

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by Anna Prendergast

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 1, 2011 at 11:53 PM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 2 at 4:17 PM

(WHAS11) -- WHAS11 News has learned a track coach from Trimble County High School has been suspended pending a possible criminal investigation. 

Superintendent Marcia Dunaway sent a letter to Jeff Vincent telling him he was suspended with pay and not allowed on school property.  The letter also told Vincent not to have any contact with any student or teacher.  Dunaway would not give any details on what Vincent was being investigated for but did say it could involve possible criminal conduct.
               
WHAS11 News also obtained two letters from a Trimble County High School parent to Dunaway.  The letter says Vincent texted the teen numerous times during school hours and at night.  The letter also claimed that Vincent had an alleged sexual relationship with a student six years ago while he was employed with the school system. 
               
Kentucky State Police is investigating the allegations. Police say they are almost done with the investigation and will send it to the Commonwealth Attorney.
               
The Education Professional Standards Board in Frankfort is also investigating Vincent but would not go into details.  Vincent has hired attorney Thomas Clay.  Clay says he is aware of the allegations but will not comment on the case at this point.
               
WHAS11 News talked with one the alleged victims, a former Trimble County High School student.  She says she has been interviewed by Kentucky State Police regarding Vincent.

 

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