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Waukegan High security guard accused of sex with student

Timothy Kinsey 44 1600 block 11th Street Waukegan charged with five counts domestic battery two counts criminal sexual assault. Kinsey

Timothy Kinsey, 44, of the 1600 block of 11th Street in Waukegan charged with five counts of domestic battery and two counts of criminal sexual assault. Kinsey was a safety officer at Waukegan High School Brookside Campus. | Special to Sun-Times Media

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Updated: November 14, 2012 3:04PM

A safety officer at Waukegan High School was being held Friday on $100,000 bond in Lake County Jail for allegedly being involved in a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student.

Timothy Kinsey, 44, of the 1600 block of 11th Street, was taken into custody at the school’s Welcome Center, 742 W. Greenwood Ave., where he had been reassigned from the Brookside Campus because of an order of protection that was filed against him before his arrest, Waukegan police said Friday.

Kinsey was arrested Wednesday on a domestic battery warrant. He apparently had an altercation with his wife last week after she discovered his relationship with the 17-year-old female, who is a student at the high school, police said.

He was charged with five counts of domestic battery. During the investigation of the domestic battery charges, police learned he was involved with the 17-year-old.

Police said he admitted to the domestic violence and the sexual relationship with the minor. He has been a safety officer or security guard for the past two years. He was charged with two counts of criminal sexual assault.

A Waukegan Community Unit School District 60 spokesman said that during the course of the investigation, Kinsey was moved to another district building where he had no contact with students. It is not believed that any other students were involved, according to the district.

“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,” said District 60 Superintendent Donaldo Batiste.

“It is important to note, however, that this lone incident does not reflect the dedication and hard work of our district’s more than 2,000 employees, who maintain the safety, security and well-being of our students as their top priority,” he said.

While the investigation and legal process continue, District 60 will not make further comments about the arrest.

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