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Athletic trainer at DC Catholic school charged with sexual abuse

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Athletic trainer at DC Catholic school charged with sexual abuse

Article reposted from WTOP
Author: Mike Murillo

A former athletic trainer at an area Catholic high school has been charged with sexually abusing a female student.

On Thursday, D.C. police arrested Jimmy Augustin, 33, of Fort Washington, Maryland, after investigators believe he had sexual contact with a student between Sept. 1 and Oct. 31.

The alleged inappropriate encounters, according to police, occurred at Archbishop Carroll High School in Northeast D.C.

The Archdiocese of Washington, which operates the school, said in a statement that it’s aware of Augustin’s arrest and has been cooperating with police in their investigation.

“Mr. Augustin was removed from work immediately following a credible allegation,” the Archdiocese said in a statement. “The school also immediately contacted the Child Protection Office of the Archdiocese of Washington and involved the police.”

The archdiocese said Augustin has since been fired from his position at the school.

Augustin is charged with misdemeanor sexual abuse of a minor.

Investigators ask anyone who has had a past inappropriate encounter with Augustin to call D.C. police at 202-727-9099.