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Dean of Students at Hope Christian School Charged with Sexually Assaulting a Child

Milwaukee Police have arrested and charged the Dean of Students at Hope Christian School for sexually assaulting a child that also attends the school.

Jermaine Evans has been charged with two counts of second degree sexual assault of a child under  16-years-old.

According to the criminal complaint, police were alerted to the possible sexual assault of a child by a series of text messages that were purportedly sent by the defendant to the victim.

The victim told police she was a long-standing acquaintance of the defendant.

She told police he allegedly began to touch her inappropriately when she was 3-5 years of age. He would touch her private parts with his hand and that he did this between 10-20 times.

She said it occurred again when she was 8-years-old.

She said it hurt so he stopped.

Then allegedly when the defendant was 13 or 14 she was once again at his house and took her upstairs and had vaginal intercourse with her.

She said had sexual intercourse with him when she was 16 approximately six times and when she was 15 she had sex approximately 10 times.  At the age of 14 the victim said she had sex with him 10 times, when she was 13 she had sex 7-8 times with him, and when she was 11 or 12 one time.

Evans told police that when the victim was 13-years-old she wanted

According to the criminal complaint, the victim said when she was 11 or 12 she was at the defendant’s house and he told her to come upstairs to the bedroom.

He touched her all over her body and then began to have sex with her. She said it hurt so he stopped.

a cellphone and offered him a deal. Evans told police she allegedly said she would do “stuff” if the defendant got her a phone. The defendant allegedly asked what stuff and she said whatever he wanted with his “thing.” Evans said at the time he began having sexual contact with her.

The defendant further stated that since she turned 14-years-old he had sexual intercourse with her 15 to 20 times. He said the last time he had sexual intercourse with her a total of three times in 2016.

Evans allegedly admitted he knew it was wrong for having sexual intercourse with her. He allegedly said he enjoyed the intercourse but wanted to stop. He allegedly told her he wanted to stop but she wanted the sexual intercourse to continue. The defendant stated she allegedly held the sexual relationship over him so she could have a phone.

Zachary Verriden, Executive Director of HOPE Christian Schools, issued the following statement today in response to an inquiry from Amanda Porterfield at WDJT CBS 58:

The well-being of HOPE Christian High School students is our top priority. Upon learning of inappropriate communication involving a staff member and a student, school administration immediately notified appropriate authorities, placed the staff member on administrative leave, and began an internal investigation. The staff member remains on unpaid leave pending the conclusion of the investigation.

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