Vermilion Schools suspended a player from its high school football team after learning the player was convicted in Lorain County Juvenile Court this summer on a sex offense.
Vermilion police Chief Robert Kish confirmed the boy's June 30 conviction for gross sexual imposition. He said the boy avoided jail and was given probation.
Bruce Keller, an employee of the Vermilion school board, said the district is currently investigating the incident. Keller served as the district's superintendent until be replaced this summer by Philip Pempin. Keller will retire at the end of the year.
The incident occurred in the early morning hours of May 26, 2007 according to a police report.