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Ripley County politician, former educator arrested for sexual misconduct charges

first_imgVersailles, In. —(Updated 3/26/18 12:32 p.m.)  Indiana State Police say they arrested former Jac-Cen-Del assistant Girls Basketball coach after a two-month investigation into allegations of misconduct with children Sunday at 12:30 p.m.Police say the investigation began in February of 2018 after being notified by Jac-Cen-Del officials. During the investigation, police uncovered evidence of an inappropriate relationship between Chad Pindell, 36, of Napoleon, and a 17-year-old female player on the team. Pindell was removed from his volunteer position after the school reported the incident to police.Police say there were messages sent via social media, including photographs, and at some point, during the relationship there was sexual contact.Pindell has been charged with child seduction- a level 5 felony and dissemination of harmful material to a minor-a level 5 felony.The investigation was completed by the Indiana State Police, Ripley County Prosecutor’s Office and the Department of Children Services.**************                                 ********************* Former Jac-Cen-Del educator and girls basketball volunteer Chad Pindell has been arrested for child seduction and disseminating harmful material. The Napoleon resident is also a Republican county council member from District 3. Pindell was booked into the Ripley County Jail on Sunday.Unconfirmed reports indicate Pindell may have been involved with a member of the Jac-Cen-Del basketball team.In an email dated February 28 of 2018 superintendent Tim Taylor told WRBI News Mr. Pindell “resigned as a teacher in July, prior to the school year and also recently resigned as a volunteer coach with the basketball team.”last_img read more

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Football returns to Georgetown with Stag Beer Revival Cup

first_imgThe Georgetown Football Association (GFA) could not have found a better name for its upcoming tournament as it re-enters the world of hosting competitions after a bout of difficulties.Representatives from the Georgetown football clubs take a photo opportunity as the GFA’s IMC Chairman Trevor Williams receives the sponsorship cheque from ANSA McAL’s Saekwon McGarrellThe GFA will be collaborating with the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) and ANSA McAL, under its Stag brand, to stage the “GFA-Stag Beer Revival Cup”. The tournament will cater to football clubs within the Georgetown area, resuscitating the competitive spirit between the Georgetown clubs after a long time.At the launch of the event, GFA Interim Management Committee Chairman Trevor Williams noted that the Association was taking small steps towards fully restoring the glory of football that Georgetown once possessed. As such, he said, “I wish to encourage the clubs to make the most of the opportunities given, to keep their commitment to the game strong to ensure that together the GFA, the GFF and the football fraternity could take football to where we’ll be pleased in the city of Georgetown.”Declaring that the ANSA McAL company was “overly excited” to be part of such an initiative, Stag representative Saekwon McGarrell noted that the company was anticipating a top-notch tournament. “At this tournament, we’ll be able to see top teams with top talents, top managers, top trainers and skilful strategists; this is definitely going to be a football fiesta. It is time for us to be proud of our talented young players who are eager to display their skills and talents,” McGarrell said.GFA Competitions Committee Chairman Otis James shared the details of the tournament, stating that it was scheduled to begin on August 12 and run for 16 days. Within those 16 days, 56 matches are expected to be played in a round-robin format and then eight teams will advance into the quarter-final stage. The competition will host 16 teams, inclusive of Fruta Conquerors, Western Tigers, the Guyana Defence Force and Buxton United.However, with regard to the Elite League teams, players who are listed for the Elite League will not be eligible for this competition. As such, the teams are being urged to allow their Under-20 players to garner some exposure during this tournament.GFF President Wayne Forde has ecstatically welcomed the return of football to Georgetown. Additionally, he has expressed hope that this tournament would be a stepping stone towards development.“Football in Georgetown has been long overdue, it is pointless for us to get into the reasons why, but what I think we should do is concentrate our energies in developing a sustainable programme, over the next couple of years,” Forde said.The games will be hosted at the GFC Ground and the Tucville Football Ground (popularly known as the Fruta Conquerors Ground). The grand prize for the competition is $500,000, while second place will receive $250,000, and $150,000 will be awarded to the third-place winner.last_img read more

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