Peotone coach sent 'inappropriate' texts to teen girl, sheriff says

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Samuel Burks, 48.
Samuel Burks, 48.

PEOTONE, Ill. (WLS) -- A middle school girls' basketball coach is accused of sending "inappropriate" texts to a teenage girl.

Samuel Burks, 48, is charged with two counts of child grooming, according to the Will County sheriff's office.

Authorities said they were contacted after the mother of a 14-year-old girl found texts between her daughter and Burks, a coach at Peotone Junior High School, sent over the period of a few months.

He was booked into the Will County Adult Detention Facility on Tuesday and released after posting 10 percent of a $100,000 bond.