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UPDATE: West High School Girls Basketball Coach on the run, faces sexual assault allegations

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UPDATE: MADISON (WKOW)-- Police are searching for the Madison West High School girls basketball coach in connection with sexual assault allegations.

Shelton Kingcade, 43, is facing several tentative charges including 2nd degree sexual assault of a child, engaging in repeated acts of sexual assault of the same child and exposing a child to harmful materials, according to the Madison Police Department.

In a statement to 27 News, Rachel Strauch-Nelson with the Madison Metropolitan School District said, "We are working with the police on their ongoing investigation. As soon as we became aware of allegations, Mr. Kingcade was suspended from employment with MSCR and his coaching duties. He will remain suspended pending the outcome of the police investigation. We will also take appropriate follow up steps based on the outcome of that investigation."

Strauch-Nelson says Kingcade was suspended on February 25, 2015.

27 News has also learned Kingcade was a part-time employee at the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County. He has since been suspended pending the police investigation. In a statement, Boys & Girls Club CEO Michael Johnson said, "Child Safety is priority number one for Boys & Girls Club of Dane County. This afternoon we became aware of allegations against Coach Kingcade and immediately suspended him from his duties at Boys & Girls Club of Dane County. He will remain suspended pending the outcome of the police investigation. Coach Kingcade is a part time employee who works with our teen boys basketball program. We are currently cooperating with authorities, working with our national office and informing parents at our Clubs of this unfortunate situation."

Kingcade also served as the boys coordinator for The Madison Spartans, a youth basketball program. In a statement to 27 News, the director of the program, Stephen Blue, says he only learned of the allegations Tuesday.

"I just heard this report. Since I have no facts at this time, it is not possible to make comments. Because of the nature of these allegations, it is something I take very seriously and hope to obtain more of the facts to be able to address and comment on this matter. I will be in touch with you as the facts of this unfold and will address any of those issue I am able to. For more than twenty five years, the Madison Spartans have served thousands of youth and their families in Dane county. Our objective is, and always has been, to create a safe and nurturing environment for those children."

Blue went on to say that Kingcade is no longer a part of the organization. 

"Mr. Kingcade was listed as the boys coordinator on our website but was only acting in a limited capacity, as I do the majority of the coordination for both our boys and girls teams. Given the current status of the investigation and pending charges, Mr. Kingcade is no longer serving in any role in our organization.," Blue said in a statement.

Police say Kingcade fled from police Tuesday morning. He is believed to be driving a Gold Nissan Maxima. Anyone with information his whereabouts should call 911. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can contact Madison Area Crime Stoppers at (608)266-6014.

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