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Former coach scheduled for plea conference

 


CLOVIS — Charged in September with sending nude images to a student, a former assistant track coach for Clovis Christian School is scheduled for a plea conference next month.

Garrett Scott Fly, 24, was scheduled for a jury trial next week on a fourth-degree felony charge of criminal sexual communication with a child, according to court records. That was canceled this week and his attorney Dan Lindsey filed a “notice of intent to plea and disposition,” instead.

Per the agreement signed Tuesday by Fly, Lindsey and District Attorney Andrea Reeb, Fly “agrees to plead no contest” to the felony charge and will be sentenced to 18 months of supervised probation and will register as a sex offender for 10 years.

Reeb said Thursday that the agreement is not finalized or effective until after the Aug. 2 plea conference, and declined additional comment. Lindsey did not respond to messages Thursday. Fly could not be reached for comment.

The charge stems from an investigation by Clovis police in May last year, and state police later “obtained evidence that (Fly) had sent several nude images to at least one fourteen year old female CCS student” in April of that year, according to a police news release.

Fly stopped working with CCS after his contract ended following the state track meet in spring 2017, Superintendent Ladona Clayton has said.

Fly is also listed on a civil complaint against CCS, currently scheduled for a jury trial in May.

 

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