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Former coach faces sexual assault charges

December 22, 2011

DELAVAN — Shane S. McKinley, 27, a former Williams Bay High School girls junior varsity basketball coach, who allegedly had sexual contact with a 16-year-old student, will reappear before a Walworth County judge on Jan. 6.

McKinley was arrested Dec. 21 by Delavan police for sexual assault of a child and engaging in repeated acts of sexual assault of the same child, said Walworth County District Attorney Phil Koss. Koss said his office will have a written complaint ready for the Jan. 6 hearing.

At a Dec. 22 hearing, Koss said the victim, a 16-year-old member of the junior varsity team, told authorities that she and McKinley had sexual contact about 20 times over the past year.

On Thursday, Walworth County Circuit Judge John Race set cash bond at $10,000 for McKinley.

He also enjoined McKinley from having any contact with girls younger than 18 and from having contact with Williams Bay High School students.

Although McKinley was living at a Delavan address, according to Koss, McKinley's roommate does not want him to return. Koss did not say if the roommate was male or female.

McKinley's parents, who are retired, have since moved to Texas. Race said that McKinley is to have no contact with his former roommate or his former residence. The judge said that a third party will have to collect McKinley's possessions from his former residence.

Williams Bay High School Principal Barry Butters called police and the Walworth County Department of Health and Human Services following an investigation into McKinley texting one of the players on the junior varsity girls' team, said Vance Dalzin, Williams Bay school superintendent.

Butters and Dalzin fired McKinley immediately after they investigated the complaint about texts, Dalzin said. The School Board confirmed the firing at a Dec. 20 closed meeting. McKinley was told he was to have no contact with Williams Bay students after his termination and he was to stay off school property, Dalzin said.

McKinley worked as a volunteer coach with the junior varsity girls' team last year, Dalzin said. The coaching position is part-time, not covered by any contact, and paid with a stipend. He was hired by the School Board in November to coach the girls junior varsity team on the recommendation of the school athletic director.

Michael Coolidge, the Williams Bay High School athletic director, also sells advertising for the Lake Geneva Regional News.

Dalzin said there were no complaints about McKinley's behavior prior to his hiring this school year.

At the hearing Thursday, Koss said McKinley is also employed by the Lake Geneva YMCA. Police investigations are continuing in Williams Bay, Delavan and Lake Geneva, Koss said.

There was no indication that McKinley has any priors, other than the report of an out-of state drunken driving conviction.

McKinley's attorney, Jeff Livingston of Burlington, said McKinley had no known priors, except for an out-of-state drunken driving conviction.

In addition to the cash bond, Race also set conditions that McKinley have no contact with women younger than 18 and no contact with any Williams Bay High School students.