Benilde-St. Margaret's Says Boys Tennis Coach is Out After Child Sex Crimes Arrest

Kevin Rust Photo: Barron County, Wisconsin
Kevin Rust

September 13, 2018 10:39 AM

UPDATE: 9/13/18

According to a criminal complaint filed in Barron County, Wisconsin, Kevin Rust was charged with one count of use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime, child enticement and attempt to assault a child under 16 years of age.


A criminal complaint states Rust had text message correspondence with an undercover Rice Lake police officer who claimed to be underage between June 22 and June 28. The text messages between the two were of a sexual nature. 

Rust was arrested on June 28 in Rice Lake after he had set up a meeting with the undercover officer, who he believed was underage.  

Officials at Benilde-St. Margaret's High School said Wednesday that the school's boys tennis coach is no longer employed there following word he had been arrested in an undercover internet child enticement investigation in Wisconsin.

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A letter from school president Adam Ehrmantraut to parents Wednesday said Kevin Rust was no longer employed there.

The letter read as follows: 

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

This morning, the school received information regarding former Benilde-St. Margaret's tennis coach, Kevin Rust, who was arrested this summer as part of an undercover internet child enticement investigation in Wisconsin.  Effective immediately, he is no longer employed by Benilde-St. Margaret's School. 

We are shocked and saddened by this news.  The safety and security of our students remains our top priority and we are giving the situation our utmost attention.   We ask that you talk with your student about any interactions they might have had with this individual.

Please call Sue Skinner or Claire Shea immediately with any concerns.  The school will be working directly with law enforcement if concerns arise. 

We have verified that the individual was in compliance with our background check policy and reference checks were also conducted. 
As a faith community, we believe strongly in the power of prayer and we ask that you keep us in your prayers. 


Adam Ehrmantraut, Ed.D.


Frank Rajkowski

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