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UPDATE: Bishop Gorman reinstates football coach found not guilty in domestic battery case

Kenny Sanchez speaks after being found not guilty of a misdemeanor battery charge Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas. (Robert Varela/KSNV)

THURSDAY 9:15 A.M. UPDATE:

Bishop Gorman High School confirmed today that Kenny Sanchez will return to his duties as a dean of students and head football coach.

"Allegations of this nature are extremely serious and are not something that we take lightly," the school said in a news release. "The Diocese of Las Vegas conducted a thorough internal review and had an opportunity to meet with Mr. Sanchez.

“As a result of our meeting, the court’s findings, and our internal review, BGHS has lifted the suspension of Mr. Sanchez and he will resume his responsibilities as a dean of students and head football coach at Bishop Gorman,” said John A. Kilduff, president of Bishop Gorman High School."

ORIGINAL STORY:

LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) -- Bishop Gorman football coach Kenny Sanchez has been found not guilty Tuesday afternoon of a misdemeanor domestic battery count.

Sanchez had been suspended from his position pending the result of the trial.

Brooke Stewart, who initially filed the complaint, testified that she lied to police about the Christmas Day assault.

Judge Amy Chelini declared the case was without a victim.

“I think you were falsely accused in this case,” Chelini said to Sanchez.

Despite being exonerated of a crime it’s still unclear if Sanchez will return to his coaching job at Bishop Gorman.

The school released this statement:

"Bishop Gorman High School said today that now that the legal process has reached resolution, they will review the findings as part of their internal review. They will not have further comment until that review has been finalized and they have the opportunity to meet with Kenny Sanchez."

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