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updated: 10/12/2012 6:24 PM

Police say Waukegan High employee had sex with student

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A Waukegan Unit District 60 employee is charged with having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl, authorities said Friday.

Timothy Kinsey, 44, of the 1600 block of 11th Street in Waukegan, was arrested Oct. 10 and charged with five counts of domestic battery and two counts of criminal sexual assault, Waukegan Police Cmdr. Gabe Guzman said.

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During the investigation, detectives discovered Kinsey had been involved in a sexual relationship with the high school student, Guzman said.

Kinsey, who served for two years as a safety officer at the Waukegan High School -- Brookside Campus, gave a voluntary statement admitting to domestic violence and the sexual relationship with the minor, police said.

District 60 officials said on their website at wps60.org that they were notified Oct. 11 that an employee at the Brookside Campus was arrested on sexual assault charges, stemming from an alleged inappropriate relationship with a student.

Kinsey was charged following an investigation into allegations of prohibited and illegal off-campus contact with a female student, officials said.

It is not believed any other students are involved, officials said, and Kinsey has been placed on administrative leave while the district investigates.

"This incident is both disappointing and shocking, and our district will absolutely not tolerate any contact with a student that can be construed as inappropriate," Superintendent Donaldo R. Batiste said.

While the investigation and legal process continue, the district will not make further comments about the arrest, he added.

Kinsey is held at the Lake County jail on a $100,000 bond.

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