By BOB STRICKLEY
PDT Sports Editor
Charles Waugh, the sex offender that was at the center of a controversy concerning an Ohio State football commit reopening his recruitment, was indicted Monday by a Boyd County grand jury according to a report from the Ashland Daily Independent.
Waugh, 31, of Ashland, Ky. was charged with failure to comply with the terms of the state sex offender registry, a Class D felony that carries a one to five year prison sentence.
Waugh used the social networking sites Facebook and Twitter to communicate with current Ohio State football players and prospective players. The contact with the prospective players, as they are minors, violated the stipulations of Waugh’s five-year probation. That probation stems from 2008 guilty plea to five counts of possession of material portraying sexual performance by a minor.
Specifically, Waugh did not disclose his online identities to the Kentucky Office of Probation and Parole.
The Kentucky State Police told the Daily Times that after Waugh’s interaction with minors via the social networking sites was discovered, the Office of Probation and Parole brought Waugh to the Boyd County Jail where the KSP arrested him last week.
Waugh contacted Ohio State commit Alex Anzalone of Wyomissing, Pa. via Twitter and was photographed with the linebacker after the Ohio State spring football game in April.
Anzalone rescinded his verbal commitment to the Buckeyes after learning of Waugh’s status as a sex offender.
Waugh is in the Boyd County Detention Center under $5,000 bond.
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