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Friday, May 04, 2018 12:50 pm

High school diving coach charged with sex misconduct

Associated Press

VALPARAISO, Ind. -- A 19-year-old assistant diving coach at a northwest Indiana high school faces felony counts of sexual misconduct and possession of child pornography.

The (Northwest Indiana) Times reported Jatwone Ladell London of Portage is accused of sexual misconduct with two female students at Portage High School. Charging documents said he had as many as 50 sexual encounters with a girl starting when she was age 14.

Portage Township Schools Superintendent Amanda Alaniz said London is suspended as a diving coach and didn't hold a teaching position at the high school. Alaniz says the school is cooperating with the investigation and has advised parents of female divers about the situation.

London is due in Porter County court Friday. Court records don't list a defense attorney who could comment on his behalf.