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High school assistant coach arrested for ‘inappropriate relationship’

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Keith Pendleton (PHOTO: Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office)

SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – A high school coach was arrested and charged with one count of felony indecent liberties, one count of distribution of drugs to a minor, and three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office said Keith Bradley Pendleton, 35, had an “inappropriate relationship” with a 17-year-old Courtland High School Student.

Detective Pattye Harper said the relationship lasted six months. Investigators said none of the crimes happened at school or during school hours.

Pendleton, who is no longer working for the school system, is being held without bond at Rappahannock Regional Jail. The Sheriff’s Office said Pendleton was a Para educator and an assistant coach.