Child sex assault charge against Morris reduced
JANESVILLE A former Parkview High School track coach accused of having a relationship with a 15-year-old student has completed treatment and pleaded no contest to a reduced charge.
Allen J. Morris, 25, of 601 E. Church St., Orfordville, pleaded no contest to a charge of disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor. On Dec. 20, he was found guilty and ordered to pay $740.
Morris, a former assistant track coach, was accused of turning a Facebook friendship with the girl into a sexual relationship, according to the criminal complaint.
The relationship started in March 2010 and lasted less than a month, according to the complaint.
Morris and the girl kissed on two occasions and had sexual contact on a third, according to the complaint. Morris ended the relationship, according to the complaint.
An uninvolved student 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, according to the complaint.
In June 2010, he was charged with second-degree sexual assault of a child.
Morris' attorney said the two versions of the story varied widely.
As part of an informal plea agreement made in January 2011, Morris agreed to participate in sex offender treatment and drug and alcohol treatment, according to court documents. He was to stay out of legal trouble for a year.
In exchange, the felony charge would be reduced to a misdemeanor.