Update: Estill County grand jury indicts soccer coach who allegedly had sex with teen

Published: Aug. 13, 2018 at 6:00 PM EDT
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Update 10/18/18

The case against a former soccer coach is moving forward.

A grand jury indicted Andrew Hatton.

Police arrested him on multiple charges.

Hatton coached both boys' and girls' soccer at Estill County High School.

From the indictment, we learned Hatton is accused of having sex with one 15-year-old on three separate occasions.

It happened twice in a car and another time in the equipment building of an elementary school.

He is also accused of exchanging lude photos with three girls

August 22nd Update

A grand jury will now hear former Estill County soccer coach Andrew Hatton's case.

Authorities charged Hatton with sex crimes, including third-degree rape.

Hatton was scheduled to appear in district court for a preliminary hearing before the case was waived to the grand jury.

Hatton coached both the boys and girls soccer teams at Estill County High School.

Investigators say Hatton sent nude pictures to multiple students and had sex with one girl.

School officials fired Hatton following the arrest.

August 14th Update

An Estill County High School soccer coach has been arrested after Kentucky State Police said he had sex with a minor who went to the school.

Troopers said students at Estill County High School reported receiving multiple messages and nude messages from girls' soccer coach, Andrew Hatton, 28, of Irvine.

, the arrest citation states one female student on the girls' soccer team reported Hatton befriended her on Snapchat and sent her nude pictures of himself. She also reported to police Hatton asked her to send nude pictures of herself back to him.

The arrest citation also says another female student on the girls' soccer team reported having similar interactions with Hatton to the police. The citation says she told them she and Hatton had sexual intercourse as many as five times.

Hatton was charged with five counts of rape-third-degree, two counts of prohibited use of electronic communication device to procure a minor, two counts of possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor and three counts of distribution of obscene matter to a minor.

Hatton was taken to the Madison County Detention Center.

The Estill County Superintendent says Hatton has been placed on leave from the high school.



A soccer coach at Estill County High School is under investigation.

Kentucky State Police said they were contacted regarding allegations a soccer coach sent inappropriate pictures to at least one place.

Troopers said they are investigating the allegations and have not filed any charges.

The Estill County Superintendent said the coach has been placed on leave until the investigation is completed.

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