Alleged Sexual Assault Of Girls By Chicago High School Coach

A coach for a South Side varsity boys basketball team has been charged for an alleged sexual assault incident.

Kevin Jones, 35, of Chicago, a coach at Epic Academy Charter High School in Chicago, was charged with two counts of criminal sexual assault and one count of attempted criminal sexual assault.

According to prosecutors, Jones was driving two girls home on January 17 when the alleged incident occurred.  One of the girls was 17 years old.  He parked his car in an alley in the 8500 block of South Green Bay Ave at approximately 7:30 p.m.

Jones is said to have gotten into the back seat of the car with the victims, and attempted to force himself onto one of them.  She resisted, however, and was able to get out of the car.  However, the second girl was then allegedly engaged in a sex act with Jones.   Jones is said to have then driven the girl home.

The girl who escaped from the car reported the incident to a teacher at school, whereas the girl who was driven home by Jones told her mother about the incident a few days later.

Bond was set for Jones at $500,000.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the January 25 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Basketball coach held on $500,000 bail in sex assault” as well as the January 25 Chicago Tribune article titled “Victim’s mom removed from hearing for coach charged with sexual assault.”