GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - A paraprofessional in the Grand Rapids Public Schools system has been charged with inappropriately touching two students.
The paraprofessional, Kevin Dengel, was working at Sherwood Park Global Studies Academy located on Grand Rapids' southeast side when the alleged incidents occurred.
According to a probable cause document, one of the victims claimed that Dengel intentionally rubbed up against her in the hallway, touching her chest with his arm. A second victim claimed that on two separate occasions, Dengel touched her backside.
According to the school district, students brought forward the allegations of inappropriate conduct about a month ago. The district said it contacted Grand Rapids police immediately and Dengel was placed on administrative leave.
Dengel was charged with three counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct and three counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct with a victim between the ages of 13 and 16, according to the Kent County Prosecutor's Office.
Dengle's bond was set at $20,000, court records show, which he posted Monday. He is expected to be back in court for a preliminary hearing next week.
A Kalamazoo County sheriff's deputy will not face criminal sexual conduct charges.
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