Assistant coach arrested for inappropriately touching teenager

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) -- A local man is accused of inappropriately touching a 16-year old girl. Police arrested 21-year old Matthew Pittman. He worked as a special education attendant and assistant coach in the Springfield School District.

The victim says Pittman touched her in a sexual manner and sent her sexual pictures and videos. He's charged with aggravated battery and harmful material.

The district released this statement which reads, in part: "Pittman was placed on unpaid leave prior to his arrest and no longer has contact with students or families."


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