Orfordville Parkview coach charged with sexual assault
Allen J. Morris, 23, was arrested Friday on a charge of second-degree sexual assault of a child after being questioned at the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, Capt. Todd Christiansen said.
Morris and the student had a friendship for an unknown length of time, and the alleged sexual assault didn’t include intercourse, Christiansen said.
The alleged assault is believed to have happened one time at the girl’s home, but the incident remains under investigation, he said.
The incident happened sometime in May, Superintendent Steve Lutzke said.
Morris was employed as a supervisor at the high school weight room for three to four months, Lutzke said. He was a volunteer track coach in the spring.
He was suspended from work Friday, June 11, after school district officials heard a rumor about the assault from a parent, Lutzke said. A student uninvolved with the situation had told the parent.
Morris will remain suspended pending the criminal investigation, Lutzke said.
He was arrested one week after the incident was reported because investigators had to do interviews and verify information, Christiansen said.
“We’re pleased that law enforcement acted so quickly,” Lutzke said.
Morris will be held in the Rock County Jail until his court appearance.
Gazette reporters Frank Schultz and Neil Johnson contributed to this report.
Last updated: 2:02 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012