Former Clinton High School coach arrested after alleged sexual assault of students, police say

CLINTON, Wis. — Clinton police have arrested a former Clinton High School coach suspected of sexual assault of a student.

The coach, 36-year-old Tyler William Clark of Beloit, was a part-time employee of the high school. According to a Facebook post shared by the Clinton Police Department, a female student accused Clark of touching her inappropriately during a school sporting event practice.

Police began an investigation into the complaint on Dec. 27, 2020, with cooperation from the high school, and discovered a second student from the high school who was also allegedly battered by Clark during the same practice.

Posted by Clinton Police Department on Sunday, January 24, 2021

The investigation into the complaints was concluded on Sunday with the arrest of Clark on suspicion of physical abuse of a child, a class H felony, and two counts of class B misdemeanor disorderly conduct. Clark was booked into Rock County Jail.

In a statement sent to News 3 Now, Clinton Community School District Administrator Dr. Jim Brewer said Clark was put on administrative leave pending further investigation on Dec. 27. Brewer said Clark then resigned from his position the following day on Dec. 28 and is no longer employed by the district.

“The district has policies in place to protect students, and our staff are trained to enforce those policies,” Brewer said.

Brewer said the district is cooperating with law enforcement during the investigation.