Coach charged with sexual assault of female teen

A south side high school basketball coach has been charged with sexual assaulting a female teenager.

According to Chicago Police, 35-year-old Kevin Jones, who the Chicago Tribune identities as a varsity boys basketball coach at Epic Academy Charter High School, is charge with two counts of felony criminal sexual assault and one count of attempted criminal sexual assault with force.

The incident happened on Thursday Jan 17th around 8 p.m. in the 8500 block of S Cottage Grove.  Police say  one 17-year-old female was sexually assaulted inside of a vehicle and a second 17-year-old female was able to exit the vehicle and flee the scene.

The Chicago Tribune reports Jones was driving the girls home.

The lawyer representing the school released this statement tonight:

“EPIC Academy takes the safety of its students very seriously. If concerns are ever brought to the attention of school administrators about the safety and well-being of its students, the administration takes all actions available to them. Such has occurred in this case.

Mr. Jones is not currently employed at EPIC. Due to this being a personnel matter, the school is not at liberty to disclose the nature of the coach’s departure from EPIC. However, it can confirm that as of January 18, 2013, Mr. Jones is no longer employed or affiliated with EPIC.

As Mr. Jones was not a teacher in the school on a regular basis, but was employed only as a coach, it is not anticipated that Mr. Jones’ departure should cause any disruption to the education of EPIC students. However, additional supports have been put in place and will continue to be available to students, if needed.”

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8 comments

  • Disgusted Dame

    Realy! Another black man throwing his life away by making foolish decisions. Knowing this man personally, I am outraged, disappointed, and disgusted. Mothers and fathers keep you daughters close. Show them love and provide them with the security they seek or trust and believe this could be the end result: Some man that they respect taking advantage of their naivety.

  • ButtaBabe1

    SECOND TIME @ DAT SCHOOL…..IM GETTING MINES A TRANSFER Up OUT OF THERE!!!….Don't Make no sense…..2 all MEN out here, if u are attracted to CHILDREN, GET yourself some help!!! U already know it aint right, it beats the CJ SYSTEM

  • Nichole's mom

    Yeah what happened the first time? I have subbed at this school, and had one occasion to talk with this coach and many occasions to work with the children. I think we do well to save our opinions until all facts come out. The children at this school are very rude and prone to lie. The rudeness of the children is why I stopped subbing at Epic. I'll reserve judgement until later.

  • ButtaBabe1

    THE FIRST TIME WAS WITH THE SECURITY GUARD "ROLAN", PLUS I HAVE THE RIGHT 2 VOICE MY OPINION, SECOND, ITS TRUE THAT THESE KIDS LIE, HOWEVER ONE OF THESE KIDS WAS LIEING TO PROTECT THE COACH, IT MIGHT HAVE NEVER CAME OUT IF THE OTHER TEEN WASNT BROUGHT INTO IT, AND WENT TO TELL HER BROTHER, IT WAS THE BROTHER OF THE ONE TEEN WHO REPORTED IT,AND BCAUSE SHE RAN HER MOUTH TO MANY OF HER FRIENDS, THE WHOLE TRUTH CAME OUT, & YES DIS COACH HAS BEEN MESSING WITH DIS TEEN(FACT), (INSIDER) WITH ALL OF DAT BEING SAID, ITS OKAY 2 HOLD YOUR JUDGEMENT, AFTER THE CJ SYSTEM WORK IT OUT FOR THE COACH, U WILL HAVE A CHANGE OF HEART, & YES THE KIDS AT EPIC IS RUDE & PRONE TO LIE, SO IS THE KIDS AT EVERY OTHER HIGH SCHOOL IN THE WORLD, THERE ARE ADULTS THAT ARE RUDE AND PRONE TO LIE, BUT WHAT WILLTHESE KIDS GAIN BY PICKING A RANDOM PERSON TO LIE ON…..

  • sharong4

    I figure like this, if my friend is being sexually assaulted, I am not going to jump out of the car. We are going to beat his tail and then call the police. Something doesn't sound right.

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