Shelbyville cheerleading coach pleads not guilty to child seduction charge

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(June 21, 2012) – A Shelbyville High School assistant cheerleading coach charged with child seduction pleaded not guilty in court Thursday morning.

Megan Crafton, 22, was arrested on June 15 and preliminarily charged with child seduction, a Class D felony.

Crafton is accused of having inappropriate relations with a 17-year-old student.

The Shelbyville Police Department said they received information about Crafton’s alleged relationship with the male student around February 3.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Crafton performed sexual acts on the student in the parking lot of a Shelbyville grocery store.

After a long investigation, police said Detective Capt. Bill Dwenger filed a warrant for Crafton’s arrest. Authorities said Crafton turned herself into police custody.

Crafton was not a teacher at the school and she did not coach the 17-year-old student.  However, Crafton was in a position of authority as a school employee.

Crafton’s attorneys said they plan to fight the charge against her.

A pre-trial is scheduled for August 8.

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