Former Park Tudor attorney now facing professional misconduct accusations

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — An Indianapolis attorney, who represented Park Tudor when a basketball coach was accused of convincing a student to send sexually explicit images of herself, is now accused of committing professional misconduct.

The Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission filed the case against attorney Michael Blickman Wednesday.

He is accused of breaking federal and state laws - possessing and copying child pornography, failing to immediately report suspected child abuse to law enforcement.

The Disciplinary Commission also says he allowed his personal relationship with then coach Kyle Cox to adversely affect his representation of Park Tudor.

Blickman is also accused of offering a financial settlement to the 15-year-old victim and her family and alerting them it would be withdrawn if they spoke to police and Child Protective Services.

The accusations say Blickman failed to advise Park Tudor that they needed to immediately report the suspected child abuse when they learned of it.

Eyewitness News reached out to Ice Miller law firm where Blickman is a partner.

In a statement they said: "Michael Blickman has devoted his life to family, community and the pursuit of excellence in the practice of law. Ice Miller stands behind Michael in this matter. Beyond that, Ice Miller does not comment on ongoing matters before the Disciplinary Commission."

Eyewitness News reached out to Park Tudor for comment. A school spokeswoman said they would not comment on ongoing legal matters.

Kyle Cox is serving a 14-year sentence in federal prison after admitting coercing the female student to send him sexual images.