NEW HAVEN, Mich. (FOX 2) - A 43-year-old New Haven High School girls’ varsity basketball coach was arrested for sexual assault allegations against a 17-year-old student.
Police say the arrest happened Saturday afternoon around 4 p.m. when the coach was seen at The Red Roof Inn at 11 Mile and Dequindre with the student.
The student is also a member of the school’s basketball team.
The New Haven High School superintendient issued a letter to the New Haven community:
Dear New Haven Families and Friends,
New Haven Community Schools is committed to the safety and well-being of our students and staff. That is why it saddens me that I am writing this letter to you today but it is important that you have accurate information.
On Saturday evening, I was notified by the Warren Police Department that the NHHS girls varsity basketball coach was arrested for sexual assault of a 17 year old NHHS student. I was told that he was taken into custody on Saturday afternoon. He has been placed on leave from the coaching assignment until further notice. New Haven administration will fully cooperate with the Warren Police Department as they conduct their investigation.
NHHS principal Will Timmerman and I have agreed that additional counselors will be available this week to support students. This will be a difficult time for many students and staff but we are committed to providing additional support as long as it is needed. It is also important that we respect the privacy of the families that are directly affected at this time.
I appreciate your continued support and cooperation. The safety and well-being of our students remains a top priority of the district.
The coach is expected to be charged with CSC 4 sometime Monday, police say.