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Former gymnastics mentor charged once more with youngster molesting | News

A former Zionsville gymnastics coach faces new fees of boy or girl molesting soon after another gymnastics student told law enforcement he raped and molested her.

This is the third time Kenneth ‘Andy’ Arnold, 32, of Crawfordsville, has been billed with sexual misconduct with a kid.

Arnold was billed in November 2016 with two counts of kid molesting and one particular of battery in relation to his operate as a gymnastics mentor at InterActive Academy, a leisure sophisticated specializing in gymnastics, dance, swimming and other routines in Zionsville.

He was accused of inappropriately touching three women, ages 10-12, when he was their coach and pleaded guilty in 2018. So he was by now serving 6 and a fifty percent decades of probation in that scenario when police arrested him Friday on four fees of kid molesting.

Another lady in the exact same age vary just lately instructed law enforcement that Arnold also touched her inappropriately in the course of observe and raped her three moments in the complicated involving 2014 and 2016, according to court docket records. He pressured the lady into sexual functions, prevented her shifting away from him, and threatened her, law enforcement described.

The woman informed investigators she did not straight away realize what transpired but arrived to fully grasp the functions much more not too long ago by means of therapy, in accordance to a possible cause affidavit. She interviewed with authorities two times at Sylvia’s Child Advocacy Heart in Lebanon, and law enforcement questioned her therapist, according to court information.

Kendra Brens, InterActive Academy executive director, answered law enforcement questions and confirmed them close to the academy in June, where by they corroborated accounts the lady gave in her interviews, Zionsville Law enforcement Detective Nicolas Johnson noted.

Arnold pleaded not guilty in an initial hearing Monday and is scheduled for a pretrial hearing in Oct.

Arnold is regarded as a sexually violent predator as a end result of his conviction. As such, he must register as a intercourse offender with neighborhood police and could not have get hold of with any one young than 16 devoid of courtroom approval.

He was also billed in a sexual misconduct circumstance that ended with mistrial in December right after a Boone County jury could not arrive at a verdict.

The two expenses of sexual misconduct filed in January 2017 concerned a 15-year-outdated lady not linked to his function as a previous gymnastics coach. That circumstance ended as a mistrial in soon after a Boone County jury could not get to a verdict.