Bourbon County cross-country coach arrested

Bourbon County cross-country coach arrested
Published: Oct. 21, 2022 at 10:24 PM EDT
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BOURBON COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - The coach of the Bourbon County High School cross-country team is facing sex crime charges.

Court records show Matthew Perraut was arrested on charges of sodomy and unlawful transaction with a minor.

According to an arrest citation, the incident happened in 2015. Investigators say Perraut had sex with a woman and two juveniles who were members of the high school cross-country team.

Perraut is being held on a $10,000 full cash bond.

According to the arrest citation, detectives attempted to set up an interview with Perraut on October 17. Perraut’s attorney advised his client would not make a statement but wanted to meet at a later date.

On Friday, WKYT reached out to officials with Bourbon County High School. The school district sent us this statement Sunday evening:

The Bourbon County School District is committed to providing a healthy and safe environment for all students. We are deeply saddened to learn of allegations of one of our employees. Coach Matt Perraut has been suspended from all of his duties pending ongoing investigations. We will offer support, including counseling, for our students and families that may have been impacted by these allegations.

Our news partners at the Herald Leader report that Perraut was released from the Bourbon County Detention Center Saturday morning.