ESTILL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Estill County High School’s girls soccer coach has been placed on leave as police investigate allegations involving sexually explicit messages allegedly sent to one of his teenage players.
Estill County Schools Superintendent Jeff Saylor confirmed to LEX 18 that the coach, Andrew Hatton, was put on leave Monday morning while school officials and Kentucky State Police investigate.
Relatives of teenager tell LEX 18 that Hatton sent pornographic photos of himself to the teen over the social media platform Snapchat.
Saylor would not comment on the specifics, and police said only they are investigating the case.
Saylor said Hatton had been involved in coaching the girls soccer team for four or five years.
The team has a game this week, but Hatton will not be coaching. Saylor said an interim coach will be named.
No charges have been filed against Hatton.
WBONtv has reached out to Saylor and Hatton for comment.