Former coach sentenced to probation in sex case

A former coach and teacher at St. Joseph-Ogden High School has been sentenced after inappropriate contact with students several years ago.

In court on Thursday, Jon Jamison, 34, of Fairmount pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.  He was sentenced to four years probation and will also have to register as a sex offender.

The sentence cames after Jamison was accused of having sexual contact with underage girls at St. Joseph-Ogden High School in the mid 2000s
Champaign County State's Attorney Julia Rietz said her office and the female victims were comfortable with the sentence.

Rietz also said that since Jamison will have to register as a sex offender, he will no longer be able to teach.

Champaign attorney Tom Bruno, who first filed a lawsuit against Jamison on behalf of one of the female victims, called the case a tragic one.

As a part of the plea agreement, two other counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault were dismissed against Jamison.


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