Ex-track coach in court on sex assault charge

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Ted Sullivan
Thursday, September 23, 2010
— A former Orfordville Parkview High School track coach accused of using Facebook to start a sexual relationship with a team member was bound over for trial Wednesday.

Allen J. Morris, 23, Orfordville, appeared in Rock County Court on a charge of felony second-degree sexual assault of a child. Morris, appearing in court in a suit and tie, waived his right to a preliminary hearing.

Morris, a former assistant coach, is suspected of turning the Facebook friendship with a 15-year-old girl into a relationship, eventually meeting the girl at Footville Park and at her home.

The two kissed at the park, kissed near the school’s choir room and later had sexual contact when Morris sneaked into her bedroom after a track meet, according to the criminal complaint.

The relationship began in March and lasted three to four weeks, according to the complaint. Morris later told the girl their relationship should end.

A student uninvolved with the situation told a parent about Morris and the girl. Morris was suspended from his job as a supervisor at the high school weight room and as a volunteer track coach.

Morris remains free on a signature bond. He is scheduled to be back in court Oct. 5.

If convicted, Morris faces a maximum 40 years in prison and a $100,000 fine.

Last updated: 2:54 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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