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  • Camden County man charged with sexual contact with a student

  • A Camden County man and high school soccer coach has been arrested for alleged sexual misconduct with a student.
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  • A Camden County man and high school soccer coach has been arrested for alleged sexual misconduct with a student.
    Kevin S. Zimmerman, of Roach, was charged with three counts of sexual contact with a student in Pulaski County. Zimmerman, 37, worked as a teacher and soccer coach at Crocker High School.
    According to a probable cause statement issued by Crocker Police Chief Chris Twitchel, authorities began investigating Zimmerman after he sent pornographic images to an undercover officer located in St. Louis County.
    During the investigation, which began on Oct. 2, Zimmerman was interviewed and admitted to being in a relationship with a student while being employed with the Crocker School District.
    Zimmerman said his relationship with the victim turned intimate in the spring of the victim's senior year of high school.
    In the probable cause statement, the victim admitted to having sex with Zimmerman at his lake house in Camden County more than three times while the victim was a student at Crocker High School.
    Both Zimmerman and the victim admitted to investigators they were friends for several years while the victim was in high school.
    Zimmerman coached in the district for more than two years.
    As soon as officers were informed of the incidents, Zimmerman was immediately arrested and removed from the school.
    According to Twitchel, Zimmerman has been charged with three counts of sexual contact with a student, a class D Felony. Bond is set at $100,000 surety.
    "The safety of our children from sexual predators are important," Twitchel said. "As soon as we learned of the suspected crime, we immediately took the investigation as a priority. We have been working with the school and, as of now, there is only one suspected victim."
    If convicted, Zimmerman could face up to 12 years imprisonment.
    Twitchel said additional charges are expected to be filed in Camden County as a result of an ongoing investigation.

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