East Texas coach is now on leave, amid accusations of improper conduct.
alleged victims are seeking a hearing concerning Union Grove coach Steve
Union grove ISD placed Mulkey on administrative leave over accusations
from alleged victims who claim improper conduct on his part in the 1980s.
safety and security of our students is paramount in our thoughts, at this point
in time as per school policy , we've placed that employee on administrative
leave and will investigate thoroughly," said Union Grove ISD
superintendent Brian Gray.
victims have come forward and are being represented by Bryan attorney Ty
Clevenger, a Union Grove alum, who posted the accusation on his site 'Lawflog'.
some instances its allegations of groping, in other instances its allegations
of sexual intercourse. Classmates of mine one in particular contacted me
because she had learned that there were other classmates who had a similar
experience, and we ultimately filed a petition for a court of inquiry and ask
the district court to open an investigation," Clevenger says.
people have come to Mulkey's defense after reading the accusations on Lawflog.
But these accusations come from when Mulkey was a coach at Union Grove , some
30 years ago. Since then he's worked at numerous school districts and no
reports of any improper conduct.
are trying to find out whether there were more recent incidents. There will be
no law suits against the school district there is no animosity towards the
school," says Clevenger.
has not been charged with any crime. Clevenger is hoping the TEA will appoint
an independent hearing examiner to investigate the claims against Mulkey.
Mulkey is being represented by attorney Scrappy Holmes, who plans to fight the
accusations, and prove the coaches innocence.
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