Bowling Green Junior High School’s head baseball coach is accused of engaging in sexual online communication with a person he believed to be a minor.
An investigation by the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office cyber crimes unit resulted Thursday in the arrest of LaVance Rondell Anderson, 28, of Bowling Green. He was booked into the Warren County Regional Jail and faces a charge of prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor, according to the jail’s website.
“The investigation into Anderson’s activities was initiated after he contacted an undercover detective posing as a minor online,” according to news release from Attorney General Daniel Cameron. “After being advised of their age, Anderson requested details about the person’s sexual history and requested to engage in sex acts. He also sent sexual images of himself and requested to receive images in return of the supposed minor.”
Anderson, who had also been working as an instructional assistant at Parker-Bennett-Curry Elementary School, was hired in August, according a statement from the Bowling Green Independent School District. His resignation from the district was confirmed in news release from BGISD on Friday.
Anderson was arrested at his workplace Thursday, the AG’s office said. Cooperating law enforcement agencies included the U.S. Secret Service and Bowling Green Police Department.
The AG’s news release said that “upon arrest, he admitted to communicating with a person he believed to be a minor about sex acts and to sending sexually explicit images to that person over the internet.”
BGISD spokeswoman Leslie McCoy said the circumstances of Anderson’s arrest do not involve any BGISD students.
As a student at Bowling Green High School roughly a decade ago, Anderson played on both its football and baseball teams.
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