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Ex-coach denies sexual assault charge

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Gazette staff
February 11, 2012
— A former girls basketball coach accused of sexually assaulting one of his players pleaded not guilty Friday to one charge of sexual assault of a child under 16 and five counts of possessing child pornography.

“Our client denies all charges,” Beloit attorney Jeffrey Livingston said after Friday’s arraignment.


The case was continued until March 23 for a status conference. McKinley waived his right to a preliminary hearing Feb. 1.


The criminal complaint alleges McKinley repeatedly had sex with a 15-year-old girl between Dec. 1, 2010, and Sept. 25, 2011. The girl was a player on the junior varsity team McKinley coached at Williams Bay High School.


McKinley faces a maximum penalty of 165 years in prison and a $600,000 fine. He is free on a $10,000 cash bond.



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