Coach enters 'not guilty' plea in seduction case

INDIANAPOLIS - A former North Central High School coach charged with child seduction pleaded not guilty Friday in his initial court appearance.

Matthew R. Carrington, 36, of Indianapolis, was arrested Thursday, two days after he was terminated from his assistant swim coach position.

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According to a probable cause affidavit, the mother of a female North Central student found sexually explicit text messages exchanged between Carrington and her daughter.

"This information came to us specifically from the parent who found trouble communication on their kid's phone, and quite frankly they did absolutely the right thing by getting law enforcement involved," Kristina Korobov, with the Marion County Prosecutor's Office, told RTV6 reporter Julie Pursley.

Korobov is the MCPO's office supervisor of the special victims team.

"We would encourage other parents to look at their kids' electronic communication devices to monitor their communication, to monitor their online activity, as it is one of the best ways to prevent situations like this from getting completely out of control," she said.

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Investigators say the teen claims Carrington had been her coach for a year and a half, but he told her last September that he felt a deep connection with her.

The prosecutor's office is filing a motion asking for Carrington to not be allowed unsupervised contact with minors.

If convicted, Carrington faces 6 months to 2-and-a-half years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Carrington is due back court April 9 for a hearing.

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