Instructor at Archbishop Carroll High School in D.C. Charged with Sexually Abusing Student

By Peter Hermann
Washington Post
December 2, 2016

A former athletic trainer at Archbishop Carroll High School has been arrested and charged with sexually abusing a female student at the Catholic school in Northeast Washington, according to D.C. police and the archdiocese.

Jimmy Augustin, 33, is charged with a single misdemeanor count of sexual abuse of a minor. He was arrested Thursday and could make an initial appearance in D.C. Superior Court on Friday. Police listed an address for him in Fort Washington, Md.

Police said in a statement that the alleged abuse occurred at the school, in the 4300 block of Harewood Road NE, near Catholic University of America, between September and October. The school has 385 students.

A spokesman for the Archdiocese of Washington said Augustin taught one class in addition to athletic training. A statement from the archdiocese says Augustin has been fired.

The statement also says that Augustin passed a criminal background check required for all employees and volunteers. Augustin has no adult criminal record in the District or Maryland, according to electronic court databases.

An arrest affidavit filed in D.C. Superior Court says both the 17-year-old student and Augustin denied anything inappropriate had occurred.

Police obtained text messages from the student’s phone in which sexual activities were discussed, the affidavit says. After that discovery, police said the student admitted to “intimate hugs” with Augustin and said that they had kissed about five times in his office.

The archdiocese statement says that Augustin was suspended from work at the school after the allegation was deemed credible. Police and the Child Protection Office of the Archdiocese of Washington also were contacted.

A representative at the school declined to comment.








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