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Youth softball coach nabbed in TBI investigation

October 24, 2018

Shawn Braden

Staff Report

Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained indictments for a Dyersburg man, who stands accused of exposing at least two girls he coached on a youth softball team to inappropriate photographs.
At the request of 29th District Attorney General Danny Goodman, TBI Agents began investigating Shawn Milton Braden, 32, on July 30.  During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that Braden, a coach for a girls’ softball team for BigTyme Athletics in Dyer County, showed and sent inappropriate photographs to underage females on his team on several occasions earlier in the month of July.

On Monday, the Dyer County Grand Jury returned indictments, charging the Dyersburg man with two counts of Solicitation of a Minor and two counts of Soliciting Sexual Exploitation of a Minor by Electronic Means.
On Tuesday, he turned himself into TBI Agents and was subsequently booked into the Dyer County Jail on $10,000 bond.