Shenandoah coach accused of sexual misconduct

Note: FOX59/CBS4 requested a mugshot and birth date for Bryan Crabtree and has not received a response as of the time of publication of this article.

SULPHUR SPRINGS, Ind. – A central Indiana man who works as a youth pastor, substitute teacher and coach in Henry County has been arrested for sex crimes against children.

Bryan Crabtree of Sulphur Springs was arrested by the Henry County Sheriff's Office Thursday afternoon. Detectives began investigating Crabtree after receiving reports of child sexual abuse.

Crabtree is the youth pastor at Sulphur Springs Christian Church and a substitute teacher and coach at the Shenandoah School Corporation, HCSO said. The church fired Crabtree immediately after his arrest.

HSCO said the school district has since been notified of the charges, police added. FOX59/CBS4 has reached out to the district for comment.

The following preliminary charges were brought against Crabtree:

  • Sexual Abuse of Minors – Level 4 Serious Crime
  • Incitement of children (3 counts) – Level 5 felony

Henry County officials said the investigation into Crabtree is ongoing and that additional charges are expected to be filed against him before trial. Online court records have not yet been updated to reflect an initial hearing in Crabtree's case.

HSCO did not immediately provide further information.