Larue County High School Coach Resigns After Indictment on Sexual Assault

Sep 20, 2016

Simon Ford
Credit Larue County High School website

A Kentucky high school basketball coach has resigned after being accused of sexually assaulting a student.

The News Enterprise reports LaRue County High School girls' basketball coach Simon Ford resigned Monday, the same day officials say he was indicted by a grand jury for first-degree sexual abuse involving the female student.

The newspaper says Ford was suspended with pay earlier this month after district officials were made aware of the allegations by the parent of a student.

School officials also notified Kentucky State Police.

LaRue County Schools Superintendent Sam Sanders said in a statement that the district continues to cooperate with police in the investigation and is committed to ensuring the safety of all students.

Ford is scheduled for arraignment October 4. It was immediately clear if he had an attorney.