Volleyball coach at Kennedy H.S. accused of sexually assaulting player

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Tomas Angeles is accused of sexually assaulting a girl from the volleyball team he coached at Kennedy High School. | Provided

A volleyball coach at Kennedy High School sexually assaulted a 14-year-old student and sent her explicit messages on Snapchat, Cook County prosecutors said Friday.

Tomas Angeles, 27, offered rides home after practices to girls who played on his USA Volleyball Club, Assistant State’s Attorney Kim Przekota said.

After dropping off the other students, Angeles performed sex acts on the girl and had her perform them on him in his van, Przekota said.

The three incidents took place between April 1 and May 11 in the 6200 block of 55th Street, Przekota said.

Angeles, of Cicero, let the girls on the volleyball team use his cellphone so another student saw the sexually explicit messages on his Snapchat account, Przekota said.

The girl’s teammates told their parents and the principal at the school, 6325 W. 56th Street, was informed.

The victim told another student about the alleged attacks but she asked that she not tell anyone, Przekota said.

When police executed a search warrant, they found numerous messages Angeles sent to the girl mentioning their encounters and her body, Przekota said.

Angeles has been coaching volleyball for eight years, his attorney Edward Austin said.

He works as a service engineer repairing copy machines, Austin said.

Angeles was ordered held in lieu of $300,000 bail Friday for criminal sexual assault and criminal sexual abuse.

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