By Sarah Horner
A part-time high school coach is in custody after two missing teens were found in his Burnsville home.
The 13-year-old neighbors from Andover were reported missing Monday around 7:45 p.m. after engaging in electronic conversations with unknown men online.
Using “digital forensic methods,” detectives tracked the girls to Casey Lee Chinn’s residence on the 2400 block of Hayes Court in Burnsville, according to the Anoka County sheriff’s office.
They were found unharmed inside the single family home Tuesday afternoon. Chinn, 23, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of solicitation.
He has not been charged.
“They are as well as can be expected,” Cmdr. Paul Sommer said of the girls. “I don’t think they understand the gravity of what has taken place.”
Chinn is a part-time volleyball coach for Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Minneapolis, according to Annemarie Hansen, communications director for the school.
He began his employment there earlier this month and has since been placed on leave per school procedure.
A background check was run before hiring him, Hansen reported. She added that Chinn also completed the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’s mandatory training “Virtus: Protecting God’s Children” in 2010.
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