Source: Lake Geneva Regional News

Former coach McKinley sentenced for sexual assault

by Rob Ireland

May 09, 2013

ELKHORN - A former Williams Bay JV basketball coach was sentenced this afternoon to 10 years in prison for a sexual relationship he had with a student.

After serving the prison sentence, Shane S. McKinley, 28, now of Texas, will spend five years on extended supervision. He also must register as a sex offender.

During an emotional hearing, two girls talked about having a sexual relationship with McKinley when they were underage. The girls said McKinley was verbally abusive and manipulative.

Judge John Race said McKinley used his good looks and his position of authority to take advantage of the young girls.

“He groomed these girls,” Race said. “He groomed them knowing full well what his intentions were.”

The case against McKinley began in December 2011.

“This is a 26-year-old man in a position of trust exploiting a 15-year-old girl,” Race said.

Race said it was necessary to send McKinley to prison to protect the public.

“I believe he would go on to continue to groom 15-year-old girls,” Race said. “Shane McKinley is a predator.”

Read next week’s Regional News to hear more about the sentencing hearing and what McKinley said.