Ex-Cheerleader Coach Faces Additional Sex Abuse Charges

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

MANNINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A former cheerleading coach at a West Virginia high school has been arrested a second time on sexual abuse charges.

West Virginia State Police arrested Amanda Jo Barker, 31, of Mannington, on Monday on three counts of sexual abuse by a person of trust to a child and one count of soliciting a minor via computer.

Troopers say the counts relate to sexual activity between Barker and two juvenile males, ages 16 and 17.

Following her arrest, Barker was arraigned in Marion County Magistrate court and released on a $100,000 bond.

On October 23, Barker was also arrested and charged with three counts of sexual abuse by a person in a position of trust to a child. Reports say these charges relate to her alleged abuse of a 16-year-old male.

Following her initial arrest, the Marion County Board of Education fired Barker who was the North Marion High School freshman cheerleader coach.

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