Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Maple Shade Acting Police Chief Christopher Fletcher announced that an assistant football coach at Maple Shade High School was charged today with having sex with a female student who attends the school.
Police say they charged Mark Kinney, 31, of Clementon, with two counts of Sexual Assault (Second Degree), Endangering the Welfare of a Minor (Second Degree) and Official Misconduct (Second Degree).
According to officials, Kinney was released following a first appearance in Superior Court this afternoon in Mount Holly. The case will now be prepared for presentation to a Burlington County Grand Jury for possible indictment.
An investigation revealed that the incidents for which Kinney has been charged with occurred during the present school year inside of the high school.
The age of the victim, and additional details about the incident, are being withheld in an effort to protect her identity.
The investigation is being conducted by the Prosecutor’s Office and the Maple Shade Police Department. The lead investigators are BCPO Detective Robert Hageman and Maple Shade Detective Jeff Engel.
Officials say Kinney is employed by a contractor who provides paraprofessional services to students at the school.
Anyone with information concerning inappropriate behavior by the defendant is asked to call the Prosecutor’s Office at 609-265-5035 or the Maple Shade Police Department at 856-234-8300.
All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.