Basketball Coach Faces Aggravated Sex Charges

By WEEK Reporter

August 15, 2011 Updated Aug 15, 2011 at 9:47 PM CDT

The Macomb School Board meets Monday night, but the board did not take action on the High School boys' basketball Coach Danny Watson.

Watson was arrested Friday by the Illinois State Police and charged with Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse.

He's charged with having sexual contact with a female student under the age of eighteen between November 1, 2010 through February 28 of this year.

Watson posted bond, and is due back in court August 29.

The school board is scheduled to meet Monday night in executive session to discuss employee matters.

School officials released a statement saying they were aware of the allegations against Watson and were cooperating with authorities.

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