Assistant Coach for Girls Basketball Team at Antioch Community High School Fired After Arrest in Prostitution Sting in Gurnee

Timothy Christian, suspected of soliciting prostitution in Gurnee (SOURCE: Lake County Sheriff's Office)
Timothy Christian, suspected of soliciting prostitution in Gurnee (SOURCE: Lake County Sheriff's Office).

A program assistant at Community Consolidated School District 46′s Park Campus in Round Lake, who also worked a side job as the assistant girls’ basketball coach job at Antioch Community High School, was fired from the high school job this week when it was revealed that he was among 14 male suspects arrested in January 2020 as part of a nationwide anti-trafficking sting. Initially, Timothy Christian was only suspended by District 46. Both school districts had been notified of his arrest by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

All defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

— Lake County Sheriff’s Office

Timothy Christian, of Waukegan, was fired in February 2020 by Community High School District 117 within a month after he was charged January 27, 2020 with a single count of solicitation of a sex act for offering money in exchange for sex to an undercover police officer, according to court records. All 14 suspects were arrested after they arrived at a Gurnee hotel and offered money to undercover detectives in exchange for sexual acts.

Timothy Christian was released from custody on bail.

Timothy Christian was suspended and removed from his duties as a Program Assistant the Park Campus in Round Lake in District 46 — which serves Grayslake, Hainesville, Lake Villa, Round Lake, Round Lake Beach, Round Lake Park, and Third Lake — upon notification of the arrest by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

Initially, District 117 suspended Timothy Christian without pay, and subsequently fired him. Initially it’s unknown whether Timothy Christian’s suspension by District 46 is with pay or without pay.

Several parents and residents in Lake County expressed on social media that they were aware that the suspect was recognized working in schools or athletic programs for youth.

Timothy Christian, suspected of soliciting prostitution in Gurnee (SOURCE: Lake County Sheriff's Office)
Timothy Christian, suspected of soliciting prostitution in Gurnee (SOURCE: Lake County Sheriff’s Office).

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