Walter Payton College Preparatory High School was constructed on the Near North side of Chicago in 2000, infused with great public support for its mission to lift up the brightest and best the city had to offer. Being named for Walter Payton, a hallowed figure in Chicago a decade after his passing, enforced the high expectations placed on all involved with the school.
Those expectations took a vicious backfield hit this spring as the head boys’ basketball coach for Walter Payton College Prep was accused of violating two female students over the winter. Yesterday, George Turner was formally charged with criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Chicago police also released details, accusing Turner of seducing the girls numerous times.