Oklahoma City high school coach formally charged for raping student
OKLAHOMA CITY – A part-time coach at an Oklahoma City high school has been formally charged for allegedly having sex with a student.
Elijah Gill, 24, was arrested for multiple counts of rape in April, officials say.
On April 5, Oklahoma City police officers were called to John Marshall High School to look into allegations of a sexual relationship between a student and a part-time coach.
Investigators said they became involved following text messages from another student’s phone.
Officers received a report that Gill had been sending inappropriate texts to a teenage student.
“Another student reported inappropriate text messages and showed it to the resource officer, and that’s what propelled the investigation,” said Sgt. Ashley Peters with the Oklahoma City Police Department.
Although the text messages were “improper,” they did not contain “sexual content,” according to the police report.
The teen who allegedly received the inappropriate text messages told police that Gill was also involved in an inappropriate relationship with another teen at the school.
After questioning that student, she allegedly told police about the sexual relationship, saying the two had sex at least three times.
According to the police report, Gill allegedly picked up the student during school hours and took her to an apartment on N.W. 122nd St.
The student claims there was another incident at a relative’s home in Edmond and a third in the school employee’s car after a sporting event.
Gill was suspended from the school without pay after school officials were made aware of the allegations.
On April 20th, officials announced that Gill is facing three counts of rape in the first degree and one count of oral sodomy.
He was arrested and booked into the Oklahoma County Jail.
On April 29, he was formally charged with three counts of first-degree rape and one count of forcible oral sodomy.