Former Coach Accused Of Sex Crimes


Colorado Springs police say there could be more victims of a former coach and school employee. Benjamin Wilkerson was originally arrested in February for sex assault on a student.

Now, police are telling us in their investigation, two more alleged victims have come forward--and the offenses reportedly spanned several years.

11 News talked to one of Wilkerson’s former athletes.

Destiny Bays was shocked when she found out about the allegations against her coach.

“My reaction, I actually cried. I was pretty mad and at first I didn't believe it,” Bays said.

Wilkerson was Bays' basketball coach. She quit the team after she learned about the allegations against him. He was the JV girls basketball coach and the assistant varsity coach at Coronado High School in District 11.

“Honestly if I saw him right now I'd probably still hang out with him because I still see him as coach,” Bays explained.

11 News talked to the Coronado athletic director. He says he was incredibly concerned about the allegations. He fired Wilkerson right after the allegations first surfaced two months ago.

Detectives say it's possible there are more victims who have not reported the crimes.

If you know anything, you're asked to call Springs police or Crime Stoppers at 719-634-STOP.


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