February 16, 2009
By The Associated Press
COQUILLE, Ore. — Police in Coquille have arrested the Coquille High School track coach on charges of sexually abusing at least one of her athletes.
Police Chief Mark Dannels said police acting on a citizen tip arrested 36-year-old Wendi Boutiette Saturday on charges of second-degree sexual abuse, contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor and sexual misconduct.
She was released from jail Sunday.
The charges involve a teenage boy who was on the track team. Boutiette, who is married with two children, has been the head track coach at the high school for one year.