MT. LEBANON (KDKA) — A former volunteer for the Mt. Lebanon High School track team is now facing charges.
The volunteer, Christopher Childs II, worked with the team during the 2011 season.
Mt. Lebanon police arrested Childs on Friday. He’s being charged with having a sexual relationship with a juvenile.
He’s facing 30 different counts, including corruption of a minor, statutory sexual assault and aggravated indecent assault.
“Several incidents had occurred since the two had met which was back in November of 2010,” Mt. Lebanon Police Lt. Aaron Lauth said.
“The actual incidents that he’s being charged with that result from a sexual relationship did not start until what we’re told is June. So, they knew each other for a while before it became of a sexual type relationship that these incidents stem from.”
The police criminal complaint states Childs’ first encounter with a 15-year-old boy happened on the last day of school at Childs’ home on Bower Hill Road.
None of the alleged activity happened on school property.
The boy’s parents became aware of the sexual relationship when they saw text messages on his cell phone and entries in his personal journal.
They went to the police department with that information one week ago.
Childs is being held in the Allegheny County Jail. His bail is set at $200,000.
The district says their volunteers go through state and federal criminal clearances and nothing came up in Childs’ record. He is no longer a volunteer for the track team.