Former Central Texas High School Coach Indicted For Online Solicitation

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email

LAMPASAS (October 30, 2012)--A former Lometa High School coach and athletic director has been indicted by a Lampasas County Grand Jury on three counts of online solicitation of a minor.

Wendell Earl Bradley, 51, was indicted by the Lampasas County grand jury in connection with incidents that were reported on Aug. 29 after several students said they received explicit cell phone sexual messages from someone.

Bradley was arrested Aug. 31 in Athens on a warrant issued in Lampasas County.

He posted a $30,000 bond and was released from the Henderson County Jail the next day.

Bradley resigned his position at Lometa on Sept. 16 after a meeting with the school board.

Following the meeting the board released a statement that said, "Tonight the Lometa Independent School District accepted the resignation of Mr. Wendell Bradley. The community is grieving over this matter, but we are moving forward."

Lometa ISD officials confirmed on August 31 that Bradley was placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.

Lometa ISD Superintendent David Rice said the school has been working with the Lampasas County Sheriff's Office on the investigation.

"It's always a concern when you lose your head football coach but Aaron Nuckles has moved in as the interim coach as we continue our own investigation into what happened," Rice said.

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