Former Local Swim Coach Enters Plea on Sexual Conduct Charges

A former McKinley High School swim coach pleads not guilty to a third-degree felony charge of sexual battery.

58-year-old Sam Seiple, of Jackson Township, pleaded guilty last summer to a separate misdemeanor charge of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. He admitted to engaging in sexual conduct on several occasions with a then 16-year-old girl, from 2014 to 2015. Seiple resigned from his position with the Canton City School District and surrendered his coaching license during the first case and was ordered to register as a sex offender for 15 years.

The new charge alleges Seiple had a sexual relationship with another girl he coached from 1995 to 1996.

A pretrial has been set for June 26th.

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