A former Amateur Athletic Union girls’ basketball coach from Radcliff was convicted Friday by a Hardin County jury on one of two charges he faced for a 2018 sexual assault involving a player.
Corvell Conley, 43, was convicted of third-degree sodomy, a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison. The jury recommended Conley serve four years.
The jury found him not guilty of third-degree rape.
Conley, who co-founded the Kentucky Future, a local AAU basketball program for girls, was arrested April 26, 2018 — two days after the assault following a practice as he drove the girl home.
The girl was younger than 16 at the time, according to the charges.
An arrest citation said the girl reported to authorities Conley was driving her home from a practice when he stopped on South Wilson Road and engaged in sexual intercourse in the backseat of his vehicle.
He must serve a minimum of one year in prison before he is eligible for parole and must complete a sexual offender treatment program before he can go before the parole board.
“I appreciate the jury’s work on this case,” Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Teresa Logsdon said. “I know the family and the victim are relieved. They finally have some sense of peace after a long road of DNA results, navigating a week-long trial and all the emotions that go with the process.”
Conley spent 113 days in the Hardin County Detention Center following his arrest in 2018.
Formal sentencing is at 10 a.m. Jan. 14 where Circuit Judge Ken Howard will consider the jury’s recommended sentence.