Former coach found guilty of sexual assault

A jury has found a former coach guilty of having a sexual relationship with a student whom he was coaching.

Former West High School girls basketball coach Shelton M. Kingcade, 43, was found guilty of repeated sexual assault of the same child and second-degree sexual assault of a child. He did not testify during the trial.

Kingcade’s defense asked the judge for a mistrial citing the destruction of recordings of interviews with the victims. A Madison police detective said the recordings were destroyed after they were transcribed. The judge rejected the request.

previously released document detailed a relationship described by a woman who contacted police in February 2015 to report the assaults that she said took place between 1997 and 2001. She said she was repeatedly sexually assaulted by Kingcade while she was a student at Cherokee Middle School. She said she was 13 to 17 years old at the time of the assaults, and Kingcade was her basketball coach.

A criminal complaint describes a report from a second woman who said she was assaulted by Kingcade in December 1991, when she was a 13-year-old student at Jefferson Middle School. She told police that she didn’t cooperate with a 1992 investigation of the assault because at the time she was flattered by the attention of an older man.

Kingcade denied that he knew the second woman.

Kingcade faces up to 40 years in prison on the first count and 10 years on the second count.