January 25, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Bond has been set at $500,000 for a basketball coach at EPIC Academy Charter School in Chicago accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old student he offered a ride home.
Police say Kevin Jones, 33, was giving the victim a ride home from school when he assaulted her in the car. He had also given a second girl a ride home, but she left before the alleged assault took place, police said.Jones, who is a husband and a father of two, faces two counts of criminal sex assault, and one count of attempted criminal sexual assault. He coached the varsity boys basketball team.He has been suspended from EPIC..."There were other instances of inappropriate incidences by the coach," [Brad Cosgrove, victim's attorney] said...Jones also worked as a physical education teacher at on the South Side. On Friday, he was fired from that job...Jones is the process of getting his master's degree and is a deacon at his church...An attorney for EPIC Charter School said the school is cooperating with police and prosecutors. The South Side charter school opened in 2009...
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“Bond set for coach accused of student sex assault.” WLS-TV (IL), 1/25/2013