Kentucky high school athletic director arrested in Baltimore

A Kentucky high school athletic director is being held without bond in Baltimore after a woman accused him of sexually assaulting her in a home he rented here.

Baltimore Police arrested Michael Campbell, Whitley County High School's athletic director, Jan. 22 on allegations that he gave a woman drugs, then performed sex acts on her in the 1000 block of Hunter St. Police said Campbell knew the woman.

The accuser said she and Campbell began drinking and that she took a narcotic tablet that Campbell gave her, according to a report from police. As they drank more, the accuser told police, she felt "not right" and began to black out.

The report said the woman suspected Campbell "put something in her drink" before he performed sexual acts on her.

Campbell is charged with second-, third- and fourth-degree sex offenses, first- and second-degree assault and second-degree rape, according to court documents.

Campbell's permanent residence is in Kentucky, and the Baltimore residence is a rental property, according to the police report.

Timothy Gunning, a defense attorney on the case, made a statement on Campbell's behalf.

"Mr. Campbell is a very, very respected member of his community in Williamsburg, Kentucky. He absolutely denies any criminal wrongdoing in this matter, and he very much looks forward to his day in court," Gunning said. "He certainly hopes that his neighbors in Kentucky and folks who know him here in Baltimore reserve judgment on what happened and on him until he has his day in court."

Campbell's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 18.

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