Friday, January 31, 2020

McCoy Pleads Not Guilty to Charges

Gregg "Chooch" McCoy

A girls’ coach at Brushy Public School pleaded not guilty Thursday to two felonies involving an inappropriate relationship he allegedly had with an underage female student.

Gregg “Chooch” Anthony McCoy, 45, of Sallisaw was charged Jan. 21 with lewd molestation and with soliciting sexual conduct or communication with a minor by use of technology. 

His next court appearance will be at 9 a.m. Monday, March 30.

According to an affidavit filed with the charges, an underage female student alleged that she and McCoy had exchanged inappropriate photos and messages and that McCoy had also sent her at least one inappropriate video. 

On. Jan. 18, Sequoyah County deputies were given two cell phones belonging to the juvenile that allegedly contained evidence of an inappropriate nature.

During a subsequent interview with deputies, McCoy was asked if he had ever sent photos or videos to the girl. He reportedly “became nervous” and said he couldn’t “deny or confirm that photos or videos had been sent.” 

Lewd molestation is punishable by up to 20 years in prison. Soliciting sexual conduct or communication with a minor by use of technology is punishable by up to 10 years in prison or a fine of up to $10,000, or both.

McCoy resigned from his position at Brushy Public School on Jan. 18.

Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer

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