A former assistant football coach at Grace Baptist Academy pleaded guilty to two counts of simple assault of a minor, a Class A misdemeanor, according to a post on the Hamilton County District Attorney's Facebook page.
James Barker Jr. entered a plea agreement on Friday in Hamilton County Criminal Court. As part of the agreement, Barker will complete a psycho-sexual evaluation, will be on probation for two years and must have no contact with the victims.
He was indicted on March 6, 2019, for exploitation of a minor by electronic means, sexual battery by an authority figure and sexual contact by an authority figure. A copy of his indictment for one of Barker's charges said he "unlawfully engage[d] in sexual contact with [a] minor" between Oct. 28, 2018 and Nov. 12, 2018.
Since he pleaded "under diversion," the charges can be expunged in two years if he complies with the terms of his sentence, the post states.