Parents support gym opened by man on sexual offense registry

By Valerie Chinn . . . A month after pleading guilty to three counts of sex abuse, Demont O’Neal opened his own gym.

O’Neal, who worked as a cheerleading coach at Seneca High School and a security monitor at Minor Daniels Academy, abused a 17-year-old, according to the Kentucky Sex Offender Registry. He was conditionally discharged for two years and required to register as a sex offender for the next twenty years.

“It only takes one incident to change your life,” he said.

Documents obtained by WDRB News say before the 2016-17 school year, a student cheerleader claimed O’Neal sexually abused her. O’Neal said he can’t talk specifics about the case.

A month after his sentencing this year, he opened Outkast Elite on Outer Loop, which trains dozens of cheerleaders.

“I love doing this,” he said. “I love working with kids. I love helping kids reach their goals.

“I honestly will say that for people that don’t know me, it’s kind of like you may worry, but I’m really simple. I’m open-door.”

He said he’s open about his past and anyone with questions or concerns can contact him.

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