ROCKFORD - Parents are in shock after a former girls basketball coach at
27-year-old Darcee Baney is a former
Police say the abuse took
place during Baney's first year as a teacher at
"It's very disturbing and makes me worry about
the safety of my son," said Amy Garuitt, who has a child that is in 7th
Parents waiting to pick up their kids outside
"The people who do this are beyond help,"
said Darryl Vincent, who was waiting to pick up his child from
Darcee Baney is charged with sexually abusing a 17-year-old between November 1st 2008 and March 31st 2009, and now faces 10 counts of criminal sexual abuse.
"All charges that stem from our investigation
all occurred within the city of
Police say none of the allege sexual encounters took place at a school.
"Safety of our students is our number one priority," said Morris, who added that she has never had to deal with an incident of this nature since she became superintendent. "We're available for any parents that have questions or concerns," said Morris.
Baney lives in
After hearing about the allegations in early August
of this year,
"We will work through it, we will be honest, forthright and transparent," said Morris.
If convicted on all 10 counts Baney could face up to 50 years in prison. She turned herself into police Tuesday morning and is now out on bond.
Baney will appear before a judge to face her charges on October, 31st.