Jenkins is accused of misconduct with various students whilst employed as a guidance counselor at Hancock Large University
LEMAY, Mo. — The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Workplace issued charges Thursday towards a significant college steerage counselor, accusing him of sexual make contact with with at least one scholar.
Police say James Jenkins had sexual make contact with with a scholar when he was utilized at Hancock Substantial Faculty in Lemay.
In a letter sent to parents, Hancock Large University explained Jenkins was a advice counselor at the school through the 2020-2021 school year and that he passed his track record screening when he was employed.
Jenkins, 37, is charged with one particular count of sexual get hold of with a university student (Class E Felony), two counts of furnishing pornographic content or try to furnish to a minor (Class A Misdemeanor) and just one depend of fourth-degree assault. Jenkins is being held on a $20,000 money-only bond.
Jenkins is accused of sexual misconduct with various students. According to the possible bring about assertion, a person victim stated she had sexual intercourse with Jenkins at his household in February 2021 even though an additional student was also at the property. A second victim stated she had a relationship with Jenkins wherever he sent her various pornographic pictures of himself and asked for shots of her in return.
A 3rd target stated that Jenkins experienced attempted to groom her to produce a sexual romantic relationship. She told police Jenkins toughed her leg and thigh when in his workplace.
Two of the victims stated they recorded Jenkins confessing his sexual marriage with a college student to his spouse.
Underneath is the overall letter sent to mothers and fathers from Hancock Superintendent Kevin Carl:
“Dear Hancock Place Significant Faculty Dad and mom/Guardians:
This afternoon, the Hancock Put Faculty District was notified by the St. Louis County Law enforcement Division of the arrest of previous Hancock Place Superior College advice counselor, Mr. James Jenkins. Mr. Jenkins was arrested and billed with 1 depend of sexual get in touch with with a pupil, two counts of furnishing pornographic substance or making an attempt to furnish pornographic product to a minimal, and a single depend of 4th degree assault. Mr. Jenkins worked as a guidance counselor for a single calendar year at Hancock Put Higher School for the duration of the 2020-2021 school yr. As a condition of work, all Hancock Put University District workforce will have to productively pass a in depth felony track record verify. Mr. Jenkins passed the Missouri Condition Freeway Patrol, FBI Fingerprint, Household Treatment Security Registry background screening, and Hancock Area College District received no indication of preceding misconduct from his prior employer pursuant to Missouri point out legislation. The Hancock Area College District has and will go on to completely cooperate with law enforcement, and has taken the ideal measures in our college for the continued safety and well-remaining of our learners. Allegations of this mother nature are incredibly troubling to explore and difficult to procedure. The district will have further properly trained and certified counselors on hand for the up coming quite a few days to guidance college students and aid in any way possible.”
If you or your baby has any info that may assist with this matter, please get hold of the St. Louis County
Police Kid Abuse Unit at (314) 615-5400.
The St. Louis County Law enforcement are inquiring any other feasible witnesses or victims to get in touch with the Child Abuse Device at 314-615-5400.