Coach/teacher accused of sexual assault put on unpaid suspension

Posted on: 11:02 am, August 13, 2009, by , updated on: 11:05am, February 27, 2012

Jason VanHoutte

QUAD CITIES, Ill.—After a 40 minutes meeting behind closed doors this morning, the United Township school board members voted unanimously to suspend Jason VanHoutte without pay.
VanHoutte will have until September 3rd to appeal the decision. If he does not appeal, he will then be terminated.
Police arrested 37-year-old Jason VanHoutte Wednesday on three counts of sexual assault. VanHoutte has taught at United Township for 15 years and was also the head football coach at Orion high school.
Investigators say the criminal charges stem from text messages between him and a female student that indicated they had sex at his home in Moline.
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