POSTED: Friday, May 18, 2012 - 12:00am
UPDATED: Friday, May 18, 2012 - 12:14am
A Pennsylvania high school swimming coach was arrested Wednesday on charges he had sex with an underaged student.
Kenneth Fuller, 47, is charged with institutional sexual assault, corruption of a minor and related charges.
He was arraigned late Wednesday night and was escorted to Chester County Prison after failing to make his $250,000 bail.
Fuller is accused of meeting the female victim away from Bayard Rustin High School on three occasions between April 27, 2012 and May 2, 2012 and having sex with her, according to Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan.
On one occasion, Fuller called the school and pretended to be the victim's father and had the victim excused from school for a fake doctor's appointment so that they could have sex, according to Hogan.
Fuller then provided a fake doctor's note for the victim to take back to school.
On all three occasions Fuller provided the victim with alcohol, according to investigators.
"This was a despicable violation of trust. Rule number one for every high school teacher and coach is, do not have sex with a student. Anybody who breaks this rule will be arrested, fired, lose any professional license and eventually go to jail. The parents of Chester County trust teachers and coaches to protect children, not to endanger them," Hogan said. "This defendant also coached other teams. If there are any other victims, the parents should report the issue to Chester County detectives immediately."