Daily Herald
Coach accused of assault
Associated Press
Published: 3/29/2008 12:09 AM

A Chicago high-school basketball coach has been ordered held in lieu of $275,000 bail over alleged sexual contact with two 15-year-old students.

Former Walter Payton College Prep High School coach George Turner is charged with criminal sexual assault and criminal sexual abuse.

Prosecutors say Turner engaged in a sex act with one girl in the athletic director's office in December. They allege he later assaulted the girl in a parked car. The 45-year-old is also charged with molesting another girl in the office in February.

A Chicago Public Schools spokesman says Turner was fired in February when administrators heard of the allegations.