The Latest: Lawyer for Xavier player saddened by acquittal


COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on the acquittal of a former college women’s basketball coach on a charge of groping a player (all times local):

6:15 p.m.

The lawyer for a woman who accused a former Ohio college women’s basketball coach of groping her says he’s saddened by a not guilty finding for the coach.

Attorney Walter Madison says no one should have to endure a sexual assault and particularly when the perpetrator is a person in a trusted position.

A Kenton County District Court judge found Bryce McKey not guilty in a bench trial Monday in Covington, Kentucky, of misdemeanor charges of sexual abuse and unlawful transaction with a minor.

The former Xavier (ZAYV’-yur) University assistant coach pleaded not guilty last year. A Xavier player he coached said he asked her to go to his Covington home and repeatedly touched her inappropriately.

McKey had accepted a position at the University of Maryland but resigned after he was charged.

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5 p.m.

A former college women’s basketball coach accused of groping a player has been found not guilty of misdemeanor charges of sexual abuse and unlawful transaction with a minor.

A Kenton County District Court judge found 29-year-old Bryce McKey not guilty in a bench trial Monday in Covington, Kentucky. The former Xavier University assistant coach pleaded not guilty last year. A Xavier player he coached said McKey asked her to come to his Covington home and repeatedly touched her inappropriately.

A message was left for McKey’s attorney, as well as the woman’s attorney.

Xavier said McKey wasn’t employed there at the time of the alleged events.

McKey had accepted an assistant coach position at the University of Maryland, but resigned after he was charged.

The Associated Press doesn’t typically identify people who may have been sexually abused.

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