A boys basketball coach at Morton High School faces felony charges after prosecutors said he engaged in sexual activities with a 17-year-old female student.
The girl told her father, who then went to police, that she and Benjamin Chinn engaged in sexual activities in his office and classroom, according to a police report obtained by the Times of Northwest Indiana.
The 26-year-old Merrillville resident was charged in Lake County (Indiana) Criminal Court with two counts of child seduction, a Class D felony. He later posted bond and was released.
Chinn denies the allegations.
"It is our information that those allegations followed repeated denials by that woman of an impropriety and came only after a threatening confrontation with her father," said attorney Brian King.
Chinn is still the school's head coach, the Times reported.
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