Youth Gymnastics Coach Faces Third Molestation Trial

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An Indiana gymnastics coach is facing new charges of child molestation after a third gymnastics student came forward to tell police that the coach had abused her.

Kenneth Arnold, 32, of Crawfordsville is now charged with four counts of level 1 felony child molesting. This is the third time Arnold has faced child molestation charges.

According to a local Fox affiliate, the new charges related to incidents that took place between 2104 and 2016 when the child was 10-12 years old.

The defendant has accused Arnold of touching her inappropriately beneath her leotard during practice at InterActive Academy, and he is also accused of raping the girl on three separate occasions.

Arnold was fired from InterActive back in 2016 after the initial complaints emerged. The Academy sent a letter to parents at that time.

Police have now spoken to InterActive Academy and have corroborated the latest victim’s accounts.

Arnold pled guilty to previous molestation charges in 2018 and was already serving six and a half years of probation when he was arrested on the new charges. His other sexual misconduct with a child case ended in a mistrial in 2017.

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