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Lake Catholic High School investigates allegation of sexual conduct between swim coach, student

Accused coach placed on leave
Posted at 10:31 AM, Feb 09, 2020

MENTOR, Ohio — An investigation into a coach engaging in sexual activity with a student is being conducted at Lake Catholic High School, according to the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland.

A swim coach has been placed on leave while the school administration investigates an allegation that the coach engaged in sexual conduct with a student, the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland said.

The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland issued the following statement:

The conduct alleged is totally unacceptable and in clear violation of diocesan and school policies and standards which are in place to protect the wellbeing and safety of the students entrusted to our care. We stand ready to cooperate in any way we can with civil authorities and will continue to make the safety and wellbeing of our students as our highest priority.

News 5 has reached out to Mentor police regarding this incident.