ADAMS COUNTY, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – A few parents said they were shocked when they heard of the disturbing news about a former Adams Central assistant football coach facing charges including child molestation and sexual misconduct.
A probable cause affidavit said 24-year-old Christopher Litchfield, a former assistant football coach at Adams Central Community Middle School, faces child molestation and sexual misconduct charges. The report said a boy told one of his coaches that he and some friends received text messages from Litchfield that made them feel uncomfortable.
“Scares me for them. You think you can trust these staff members because they should set good examples for the kids, but you can’t,” said Alice Hirschy, grand-kids attend Adams Central Community Middle School and High School.
In the document, police said Litchfield touched or molested seven boys. The court papers said Litchfield “massaged one boy” and “rubbed his genitals several times.”
The affidavit also said a mother told police that Litchfield snuck into her house to watch her son sleep. She said she did not learn about it until the following day.
“You question everything after something like this happens,” Bruce Mann, an alumnus of Adams Central Community Middle School said. “Are my relatives’ kids going to be okay or are we going to have more problems?”
The Adams Central Superintendent confirmed he immediately suspended Litchfield last month and fired him when charges were filed.