Former volleyball coach to be tried for allegedly not reporting child abuse

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

There will be a trial for a former LaPorte High School volleyball coach who prosecutors say did not report a relationship between a 15-year-old player and a 48-year-old coach, according to reporting partners at WKVI.

Marybeth Lebo faces two misdemeanor charges of failing to report child abuse or neglect.

The court of appeals will now decide if Lebo knew about the relationship between JV coach Robert Ashcraft and a former player, but intentionally did not notify police.

Ashcraft was convicted last July on charges of sexual misconduct and child seduction. He is now serving a 21-year-sentence.

Lebo can still appeal the ruling.

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