More Victims Bring Allegations Against Former Coach
Boone County Sheriff’s Office
(Boone County, Ky.) – A Boone County youth sports coach is accused of sexually abusing six boys.
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway announced Tuesday that Michael Schweitzer, 46, of Hebron, was indicted on 14 first degree charges. The list included eight counts of Sexual Abuse and three counts each of Sodomy and Unlawful Transaction with a Minor.
Schweitzer was charged in June with drugging and assaulting a 13-year-old boy at his Hebron home. As news of that arrest appeared in local media, five more alleged victims came forward to the Boone County Sheriff’s Office.
The alleged incidents took place between May 2011 and Schweitzer’s arrest this past June.
Schweitzer has been a youth coach in Boone County for baseball, basketball, football, and wrestling teams. The Attorney General asks parents of children who played on teams coached by Schweitzer to speak with their children to determine if there was any possible abuse.
“I want to assure the parents of the children who’ve come forward — this case is a top priority for me and my office,” said Conway. “I hope that all parents whose children may have had contact with Schweitzer have a family conversation tonight and contact the Boone County Sheriff’s Office if there are allegations of abuse.”
Schweitzer remains held in the Boone County Jail on $500,000 cash bond. He is scheduled to be arraigned on August 21 at 9:00 a.m. in Boone Circuit Court
If he’s convicted on all charges, Schweitzer could be sentenced to up to 70 years in prison.