As reported by WLTX, 32 year old Sean Cassidy, the head coach of the girls basketball team and an 11th and 12th grade social studies teacher at Camden High School, has resigned after being charged with engaging in improper behavior with a 15 year old student.
Mr. Cassidy has been formally charged with committing a lewd act on a minor younger than 16 and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Investigators say that the student, who was not a member of the girl’s basketball team, met Cassidy through an online social networking site and had been communicating with him for about a month. Reports indicate that Mr. Cassidy misrepresented himself on the social networking site with a false name and false picture to attract attention from a 15-year-old girl at the school. Mr. Cassidy also sent her text messages.
The incident allegedly took place on January 26, 2010 in a classroom at Camden High School. Authorities claim that Mr. Cassidy eventually revealed who he was and he sent the student a message, asking her to leave a class that she was in and to come to his room during a free period he had, which is where the acts occurred.
Reports indicate that police have taken Mr. Cassidy’s computer and phones for evidence and there is a chance that he could face more charges.
Sean Cassidy is innocent until proven guilty.
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