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Coach, Substitute Teacher Faces Felony Charge After Former Student Comes Forward

A substitute teacher and wrestling coach at Scott High School faces a felony charge after a former student told police that she engaged in consensual sexual contact with him six years ago.

Covington Police, which was notified by the school of the allegation on December 2, characterized the student's report as one "alleging inappropriate sexual contact between a student and a coach/substitute teacher."

The former student is now a 24-year old woman. She told police that the sexual contact took place in November of 2014.

Donald Graven was working as a substitute teacher and as a wrestling coach at Scott during that time.

Covington Police, in a news release, said that investigators were able to obtain specific pieces of evidence corroborating the woman's story.

Graven denied the allegations during an interview at Covington Police headquarters, police said.

Police arrested Graven, 32, and charged him with unlawful use of electronic means originating or received to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities. The charge is a Class D felony.

Graven was lodged at the Kenton County Detention Center.

The Covington Police Department said that additional charges may be added at a later date as the investigation is ongoing, and is asking that anyone with further information contact Detective Austin Ross at 859-292-2242.

-Staff report

Photo: Scott High School

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