LOGAN — Ryan Waugh, a former coach for Logan High School girl’s basketball and boy’s baseball, pled guilty to charges stemming from an allegation he engaged in sexual contact with a student.
On May 8, 2015, The Logan Banner reported on the investigation into the matter by Sergeant Randy Frye and Sergeant Dale Hensley with the West Virginia State Police (WVSP) .
On May 6, 2015, Frye and Hensley reportedly received a statement from a witness advising Waugh had engaged in sexual contact with a juvenile.
Frye and Hensley reported they were able to obtain statements from two victims alleging Waugh engaged them in sexual contact.
The criminal complaint filed by Frye and Hensley at the time states, “…this officer did receive a statement from a juvenile female LHS student advising she had sexual intrusion with the accused….this happened at least 10 times.”
Another victim provided a statement alleging Waugh had sent her nude photos of himself and engaged in sexual contact.
Frye and Hensley reported Waugh admitted to sending the nude photos and engaging in sexual contact with the two minors.
At the time, Waugh was facing 11 counts of sexual abuse by a person of trust and one count of using obscene matter with intent to seduce a minor. If he would have been found guilty on those twelve charges, Waugh could have been forced to spend between 115 and 225 years in a state correctional facility.
Waugh’s bail was set to $75,000.
On Feb. 2, 2016, Waugh pled guilty to two felony counts of sexual abuse by a custodian or person of trust.
Circuit Judge Douglas Witten sentenced Waugh to spend 10 to 20 years in a state correctional facility.
Waugh will reportedly have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.
Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]