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Police: Teacher's aide Kevin Dengel rubbed up against students

3:47 PM, Jun 6, 2013   |    comments
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Kevin Dengel

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- Police have revealed more information about a male teacher's aide who inappropriately touched students at Sherwood Park Global Studies Academy.

Police say Kevin Dengel, 44, "rubbed up against two different girls." He rubbed up against the first girl's breasts on two different occasions. The second girl he rubbed up against her buttocks two different times.

Police say the girls were clothed and there was a witness that's not being identified. The investigation began in mid-April after parents came forward with concerns. No one else has come forward since the charges came down.

Dengel worked at Sherwood Park Global Studies Academy as a para-professional, or, teachers aide, The school is for students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

Dengel faces three charges of second degree criminal sexual conduct and three counts of fourth degree criminal sexual conduct.

Via Facebook, he replied to WZZM 13 saying: "I am under legal counsel. I decline and I am very innocent. Please do not contact me again."

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