No criminal charges will be sought following an extensive investigation into alleged inappropriate contact between a volunteer coach at Medomak Valley High School and a student, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office announced Friday in a news release.

The investigation began on Nov. 21 when the Lincoln County agency was notified by a Knox County Sheriff’s Office investigator of a possible offense that had occurred in Lincoln County.

This investigation did not involve the same subject being investigated by Knox County, according to Lincoln County.

"After conducting numerous interviews, no evidence of any criminal offense was disclosed," the Lincoln County agency stated Dec. 22.

No names have been released.

The initial complaint was made Nov. 2 to the Waldoboro Police Department about possible inappropriate contact between a MVHS staff member and a student. Waldoboro police referred that complaint to the Knox County Sheriff's Office because the alleged contact did not occur in Waldoboro, but instead was within the jurisdiction of Knox County.

At a special Regional School Unit 40 Board of Directors meeting Dec. 14, the Board accepted the immediate resignation of Andrew Cavanaugh from his position as principal of Medomak Valley High School. That announcement came as the board was scheduled to hold a dismissal hearing.

Cavanaugh had been absent from the school since early November. He has declined comment on the matter.

While Knox County was investigating the initial complaint, the second allegation against the volunteer coach was uncovered.