I was back in Franklin Circuit Court this afternoon as our efforts continue to get National College to comply with a civil investigative subpoena we issued two-and-a-half years ago. I appreciate Judge Phillip Shepherd's careful consideration of this matter. We'll be back in his court again next Friday.
I traveled to Northern Kentucky on Wednesday to announce a 14-count indictment against a long-time youth coach in Boone County on allegations he sexually abused six boys. 46-year-old Michael Edward Schweitzer was originally charged with drugging and sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy. Since then, five more boys have stepped forward. My Office of Special Prosecutions is handling the prosecution of this case.
I want to assure the parents of the children who've come forward that this case is a top priority for me and my office. Schweitzer has coached football, basketball, baseball and wrestling for 20 years. If your child may have had contact with Schweitzer, have a family conversation about this matter and contact the Boone County Sheriff's Department if there is any evidence of abuse.
For more information, please see our press release.
I'm looking forward to attending the 2013 Kentucky State Fair Commodities Breakfast on the opening day of the state fair next Thursday, August 15. If you're going to the fair, stop by our booth in the law enforcement section of the South Wing. We'll have give-away items and important information about keeping your kids safe online and combatting the scourge of prescription drug abuse in Kentucky.