The former assistant coach for girls wrestling at Pasco High School pleaded innocent Tuesday for allegedly inappropriately touching a student.
Sheridan Anne McDonald, 21, is accused of having a romantic relationship with the teen girl.
McDonald is charged in Franklin County Superior Court with third-degree child molestation, a felony.
McDonald was released from jail on her own recognizance.
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She was hired by the Pasco School District as an assistant wrestling coach in November 2013 and was placed on administrative leave a month later, said school district officials.
McDonald went to Kiona-Benton City High School and became Washington’s first four-time girls wrestling state champion in 2011.