Bowling Green Junior High baseball coach arrested

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- The head coach of the Bowling Green Junior High School baseball team is under arrest, charged with a crime involving a minor.

Lavance Anderson, 28, was arrested Thursday morning at Parker-Bennett-Curry Elementary School, where he also works as an instructional assistant.

He’s charged with unlawful use of electronic means originating or received to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities.

According to a news release from the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office, the investigation into Anderson’s activities was initiated after he contacted an undercover detective posing as a minor online. After being advised of their age, Anderson requested details about the person’s sexual history and requested to engage in sex acts. He also sent sexual images of himself and requested to receive images in return of the supposed minor.

Upon arrest, he admitted to communicating with a person he believed to be a minor about sex acts and to sending sexually explicit images to that person over the internet, according to the Attorney General’s Office.

According to the Bowling Green Independent School District, the charge does not involve students within the school district.

Anderson was hired in August 2019. He is currently suspended from all district responsibilities, pending the investigation.

He’s being held in the Warren County Regional Jail.