Former west KY high school fishing coach pleads not guilty to charges

Former coach pleads not guilty to charges

PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) - A western Kentucky man is facing child pornography charges, according to the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office.

John Parks, 56, appeared in court on Thursday, April 11 and pleaded not guilty to one count of first-degree sexual abuse and 10 counts of possession or viewing of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

He is set to appear in court next on Monday, May 20 at 1:30 p.m.

Parks at one time was a full-time McCracken County High School fishing coach.

A felony warrant was issued on Tuesday, April 9 and Parks was found on Wednesday, April 10.

In February, Parks was arrested on multiple possession of child porn charges after detectives found data storage devices belonging to Parks.

Parks was booked into the McCracken County Jail with a $5,000 bond.

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