Former Monmouth golf coach pleads guilty to lesser charge in sex abuse case

A former United Community School District golf coach accused of sexually abusing a 14 year old last year has pleaded guilty.

Court records show that 23 year old William Carnes, of Monmouth, pleaded guilty to one count of misdemeanor domestic battery and was sentenced to two years of conditional discharge.

Warren County prosecutors dismissed additional charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and unlawful solicitation of a minor in exchange for his plea, court records show.

Carnes was arrested in January. Investigators say the incident involving the teen happened sometime between April 1st and April 30th, 2019.

Officials with United Community School District previously told TV6 that Carnes served as a golf coach for less than a month last fall before he resigned.

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