A former basketball coach, who is charged with two felony sex offenses involving a female player, had a request for bond reduction in his case denied Tuesday afternoon in Hardin Circuit Court.
Corvell Conley, 42, who co-founded the Kentucky Future, a local girls’ AAU basketball program, has been charged and indicted for third-degree rape and third-degree sodomy — Class D felonies punishable by one to five years in prison on each charge, if convicted.
The assault reportedly happened April 24 following a practice, according to an arrest citation. Conley has been lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center on a $5,000 cash bond since an April 26 arrest.
The girl reported to authorities that Conley was driving her home from a basketball practice when he stopped on South Wilson Road and engaged in sexual intercourse with the girl, under the age of 16, in the backseat of his vehicle.
His attorney, public defender Mark Rice, sought a $1,000 cash bond or for Conley to be released on his own recognizance.
Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Teresa Logsdon argued against changing the bond that has been in place since Conley’s arrest. Logsdon said a $5,000 cash bond is consistent in D felony cases.
Judge Ken Howard denied the request, saying $5,000 is commensurate with D felonies and because sex offenses are against a minor and the seriousness of the charges, a cash bond is appropriate.
According to a medical report from Hardin Memorial Hospital, the findings of a sexual assault nurse examiner were consistent with the teen’s statements, the citation stated.
Conley is scheduled for trial in January.