WASHINGTON - D.C. Police have arrested a 33-year-old former athletic director suspected of inappropriate contact with an underage girl at a Catholic high school where he worked.
Jimmy Augustin, of Fort Washington, was arrested on Thursday and charged with Misdemeanor Sexual Abuse of a Minor after police say he inappropriately touched and kissed a female student at Archbishop Carroll High School.
The abuse allegedly occurred during the months of September and October of this year at the school.
Investigators are asking anyone with information regarding the case to call 202-727-9099.
Archbishop Carroll High School and the Archdiocese of Washington are aware of Augustin's arrest and released the following statement:
Archbishop Carroll High School and the Archdiocese of Washington take seriously the responsibility of protecting the children entrusted to their care. The Child Protection Policy of the Archdiocese of Washington mandates criminal background checks, applications and education for all employees and volunteers who work with young people. Mr. Augustin cleared the background check and accompanying requirements. The policy also mandates an employee’s/volunteer’s removal from work following a credible allegation. This requirement was also met in this case; Mr. Augustin was removed from work immediately following a credible allegation; Archbishop Carroll subsequently terminated his employment. The school also immediately contacted the Child Protection Office of the Archdiocese of Washington and involved the police.