On Thursday, September 16, 2021, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office issued warrants on suspect James Jenkins, 37 years of age, for one count of Sexual Contact with Student – Class E Felony, two counts of Furnishing Pornographic Material Or Attempt To Furnish To A Minor – Class A Misdemeanor, and one count of Assault – 4th Degree.
The probable cause statement reads:
Police respond to Hancock High School for a report of sexual misconduct by an employee. Investigation reveals Defendant was an employee at Hancock school and had relations with several students.
Victim 1 stated she went to Defendant’s house on February 27, 2021 and had sexual intercourse with Defendant. Another student was present at the residence.
Victim 2 stated she had a relationship with Defendant where he sent her multiple pictures of his genitals and a video of him holding his genitals while masturbating. Defendant requested Victim for photographs and videos of herself in various states of undress.
Victim 3 stated Defendant attempted to groom her in efforts to establish a sexual relationship. She stated he touched her leg and moved up to her thigh while she was in his office in the spring of 2021.
Victim 1 and 3 recorded the Defendant confessing his sexual relationship with Victim 1 to his wife.