by Steven Ertelt
December 27, 2007
Las Vegas, NV (LifeNews.com) — Another coach has been accused of getting a female student pregnant and using an abortion to cover up his crime of sexual abuse. In this case, 27-year-old Kenneth Craig, a former high school track coach and substitute teacher has been arrested on charges of sexual misconduct with a student.
Craig has been charged with getting a female track student pregnant and officials arrested him on December 20.
According to an AP report, he is free on bail and has a February 20 hearing in Las Vegas Justice Court. If convicted on the charge, he could face as much as one to five years in prison.
Clark worked as a substitute teacher in the Clark County School District and was a track coach at Las Vegas High School for several months last year. AP indicates he told authorities he had sex with the student in question after she graduated.
However, officials report that his former girlfriend said the relationship began when the teenager was 17 and still in school and authorities have been given copies of email and phone text messages supposedly proving that.
The student became pregnant and Clark is alleged to have assisted her in obtaining an abortion. It the second case in recent weeks involving a coach who has tried to use abortion to over up sexual abuse.
As LifeNews.com previously reported, a Massachusetts gymnastics coach was indicted in November on charges that he repeatedly raped one girl and took her for an abortion.
That’s according to court papers in the case of 51-year-old Steven Infante of New Milford, Connecticut. Infante appeared in Middlesex Superior Court and was released after pleading not guilty to the charges.
Prosecutors say Infante had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl that began at that early age and continued until she was 21. When she turned 17, the girl became pregnant and Infante drove her to a local abortion business.
Infante is also accused of sexually molesting a second teenage girl.
Abortion centers nationwide have been under fire for doing abortions on teenagers who are victims of sexual abuse.
The state of Connecticut alone has now experienced four cases involving sexual abuse and abortion.