Criminal Justice

Former Coach Acquitted Of Child Seduction

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A former Hammond Morton High School coach is acquitted of charges of child seduction. Benjamin Chinn … a former boys varsity basketball coach and teacher …. was accused last year of engaging in sexual activity with a 17-year-old student.

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Aleksandra Dimitrijevic  says it came down to who the jury believed — even though she says her client had nothing to gain by lying, and had witness testimony supporting her claim. Defense attorney Scott King said his client’s life has been ruined by the trial and reduced Chinn to bartending in Arizona to get by.


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