Coach, teacher at special education center arrested for sexual abuse of teen

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BRADLEY, Ill. -- A part time coach and teacher in Kankakee County was arrested for sexually abusing  a teenager.

He is out of jail for now.

The coach has not been charged at this time.

He was a teacher at a special education school in Kankakee and coached track in another town.

Bradley Police detectives first confronted the 26-year-old man at Momence High School where he is was an assistance track coach.  They were following up on a report a teenager’s mother made last week that he had sexually abused their child.  Police say he admitted to the sexual abuse and another in Indiana.  He was arrested but released pending further investigation.

The man also was employed at the Kankakee Area Special Education Cooperative. The director there did not return WGN’s call or an email asking for comment.

The Momence School Superintendent said the man is no longer with the school.

Officials say  the state’s attorney asked for additional information before formally charging the man.