Beecher baseball coach charged with sexually assaulting minor

Michael Takacs | Will County sheriff's office

An assistant high school baseball coach is accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl in south suburban Beecher.

Micheal Takacs, 24, is charged with three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, four counts of criminal sexual assault and two counts of battery, the Will County sheriff’s office said in a statement.

In 2018, Takacs made inappropriate contact with the girl on two occasions before sexually assaulting her on April 1, 2019, the sheriff’s office said. The victim and her mother reported the assault the next day.

Takacs made statements incriminating himself while being questioned by detectives, the sheriff’s office said. Investigators also collected evidence against him.

He was taken into custody July 11 and is being held in the Will County Adult Detention Facility, according to the sheriff’s office. His bail was set at $500,000.

Takacs assisted as a baseball coach at Beecher Junior High School and Beecher High School, authorities said.

A representative for the Beecher 200U School District did not immediately respond to a request for comment Monday.