Sunday, September 21, 2014

CJ man arrested for Kansas sex crimes was teacher/coach

A Carl Junction man arrested Saturday on sex charges involving Kansas teens was a former teacher and coach in the Baxter Springs school system:

Larry Scott Madden was arrested just after midnight in Jasper County where he currently lives.
Madden is facing charges in cherokee county including 7 counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, 6 counts of indecent liberties with a child, one count of criminal sodomy and one count of indecent solicitation of a child. 

Madden once served as Baxter Springs high school baseball coach and was the owner of the Hit Zone, a batting cage type business.

Madden is being held without bond.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

the Baxter school let him go several years ago after many complaints from parents of inappropriate behavior around the girls then he was coaching a girls 16 and under softball team and impregnated one of the players she just recently had the baby..this guy needs hung or castrated...I hope they put him in a cell in Cherokee county with some of the transfer prisoners from Wichita let them work him over real good this arrest was a long time coming

Anonymous said...

I think the school allowed him to resign even though they knew what was going on. This should have been stopped a long time ago!!!

Anonymous said...

Of course the school board knew....some of which, work for the prosecution, reside as current principal of an elementary school, run a business out of Baxter Springs and are employed by the county in the building where he will be prosecuted.....! And Madden wasn't the only teacher at that time doing this at the school. There was a second resignation! Then we have Mr. Pickering..... What is going on here? Heads need to roll and consequences administered.....PUBLICLY!!!!!

Anonymous said...

what a bunch of weirdoes there in Baxter seems it has always been this way

Anonymous said...

I hear he's innocent

Anonymous said...

I get so sick of hearing how everything is the mans fault. How about the girl being 15 or 16 years old and seeking out a man to seduce. Don't know about you, but I knew EXACTLY what I was doing when I was that age. Don't be so quick to place ALL fault on one individual.

Anonymous said...

He started with one of these girls when she was in 7th grade. He is the adult and he was the one in charge. He was/is a groomer and a con aryist. She was not his only victim. Like any good con artist, he has his friends and family willing to believe anythinng he says... no matter the proof. The girll thar just had his child may be a questionable character but she may just be a little damaged from having a secret affair for the last 4 or more years with a pedophile. She has been living in a fantasy world circled in a web of lies. With the wave of a hand and flash of a smile he managed to twist the psych of many young girls thus changing their life forever. The school board and anyone who helped cover his tracks, needs prosecuted. There needs to be a shake down within the Baxter Springs school system. parents and citizens should demand it. In the future should they should be forced to be more transparent with matters such as these.

Anonymous said...

If you honestly think you know the repercussions of your decisions as a 15 year old you're completely diluted! And 99.9% DNA tests just screams innocence! If you've ever had any knowledge of anything like this and and kept quiet swept it under the rug like the town of Baxter then you are just as guilty as the pedophile himself! It is not OK! Maddens whole family are as much responsible as he is!

Anonymous said...

Have you noticed how the loud mouths at SEKVOICE are completely mumm on this story! Not one word but congrats to Larry and Sue on their anniversary.... I bet it was fantastic too! Your son finally being acused of what he really is

Anonymous said...

I guess I am at a loss for words at the "anonymous" person claiming the 14 year old needs to accept responsibility as well--as a female sports player my entire life, I remember being very young and naive from a small town and thinking pleasing the coach on the court/field was everything. The attention from her coach on her playing skills, etc. and spending time with her a bond of trust developed---he crossed that line. As a matter of fact, per a source close to the matter, when his daughter had her best friend over to her house, he would have secret "rendezvous" while his wife and daughter were sleeping and had been doing so since the girl was in 7th grade. Since Madden was All-State at Missouri Southern and a Director for Kansas USSSA Fastpitch Association--he returned to Baxter Springs as a hero and I believe the back-to-back baseball titles for the small school made those in authority overlook "indiscretions" at the High School. BIG MISTAKE. Why did Baxter Springs School System NOT fire this man with so many accusations against him? What was he "allowed" to quietly "resign"? Another "good ol boy" who made it big from a small town. Surely from the other posts, not everyone was snowed by this pedophile. I feel sorry for his daughters and the only young lady brave enough to come forward and admit to the abuse. Shocking to me is why the wife decided to "stand by her man." Him and his family tried to move to Carl Junction to get away from the publicity and "act" like they just wanted a change from small town Baxter, but I had already heard the story---and thought to myself, why the cover up? When I had to walk by the softball game at CJ to see him sitting in the stands----all I could think of was he staring at my daughter's but while she was playing? Was he looking for his next victim? Did he look like a broken, remorseful man? NO. He looked creepy and sneaky. Yet his wife was busy covering up for the scandal and pretending life was wonderful-----I don't know if I could keep from killing my husband if this were to happen in my family---much less take up for him, sweep the lies under the rug, and pretend like all is well in life---as the authorities FINALLY zoned in on him. Thank you R Turner for bringing the truth to light. 17

Anonymous said...

It seems like this happens all the time. Coaches being inappropriate with girls. Coaches are usually right out of college, good looking and a little cocky. The girls think they are being cute and it entices the man. I flirted with my High School Coaches when I was a kid. That's all I thought it was. If given the opportunity, I guarantee the Coach would have taken it to the next level, possibly before I even knew what was happening. I know this because it happened with another girl in my school. The Coach was allowed to resign and everyone moved forward. I don't think Scott deserves to go to prison for life, but I do feel he needs to be punished. I feel strongly that he needs some serious counseling and for his family to move far away from the area so that they can begin to heal. His family will have to deal with his actions for the rest of their lives. What started out as a good name in the area has now been tainted. I feel for his family and the victims family. Both lives and families are forever changed.

Anonymous said...

This happens in every school.Most coaches are never caught, and the girl knows exactly what she's doing.Most of these girls are raised in terrible homes.They seek for attention.It doesn't just happen in BS.

Anonymous said...

I love how all of you just automatically point fingers at whoever. If you don't know the story shut your mouth!! Let's say ooh I have heard this teenage girl was infatuated with him. People she is not innocent either. It works both ways. Do you guys ever think that what is said hurts other peoples feelings, family and children? Would you want your family talked about like this? All of you are such hatred people and I seriously hope that you seak God for your souls. It was just last week that when two females were caught having sex with a young male at the school and you know what peoples responses were on here? Many of you as I sat there and watch facebook feeds pop up saying way to go or I would claim him as my son? So we congratulate a male students when he was the same age but say a female student is "cool" because he was having a three some with his teachers!!! I am tired of the trash talk on the family and making this 15/16 year old so sweet and innocent like everyone wants to believe. Grow up and get a life besides sticking your nose in someone else's business!!!!!

Anonymous said...

This 15 year old was sweet and innocent! It's people like you that allow this crap to go on because someone's feelings might hurt! This had gone on way to long! If you're OK with it then you're part of the problem!

Anonymous said...

I am not part of the problem. However, I know a sweet innocent 15 year old girl is not sweet and innocent when they sleep with other adults. Maybe yourself is part of the problem believing someone is so sweet and innocent when they are not. Of course we all would like to believe that at that age they are sweet and innocent. It hurts not my feelings bc I am not tied to either side just know neither one of them are innocent.

Anonymous said...

I don't care how much of a seducer the 15 year old was. Do you think predators go after girls that aren't Already damaged in some way. No, they go after kids from broken homes. Kids that don't have a father figure. Even girls that are promiscuous. He was a 40 year old man that tool advantage of her. I'm sure with your reasoning. It's always the women's fault for being beaten or raped. How about men start being upstanding and mature men instead of treating these girls as their own personal sex toys. If she had tried to seduce him he should have told her to stop and go away. He was the adult!! If these men would start looking at the girls as people and not objects maybe it would be easier for them to help these girls and not target and abuse them.