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Vineland assistant coach allegedly exposes himself to exchange students

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In Vineland, an assistant girls basketball coach was arrested after allegedly exposing himself to two foreign exchange students from Delaware.

49-year-old John Kinka was arrested and charged with ‘providing alcohol to minors' and ‘lewdness' after allegedly exposing himself to two 17-year-old boys in his home on Saturday night.

A neighbor to Kinka said, "If he had any brains he never would have done what he did."

Kinka was a volunteer assistant coach for Vineland High School's girls basketball team.  Officials from Vineland Public Schools said he was removed from that position as soon as they found out about his arrest.

John Sbrana, Executive Director of Communications for Vineland Public Schools, said, "First of all, this incident did not happen on school property, did not involve any of our student-athletes, and did not involve any students attending Vineland High School."

The two exchange students were living with a host family in Delaware and were spending the weekend with Kinka, a volunteer with the A.S.S.E. International Foreign Exchange program.  The exchange students were in New Jersey to attend a conference in Absecon.

Vineland police said after the conference was over on Saturday night, Kinka brought the boys back to his house where he gave them vodka and played drinking games with them.  He then allegedly exposed his genitals and tried to remove one of the boy's pants.

Vineland police said the boys then fled from Kinka's East Chestnut Avenue home and were picked up by an off-duty officer around 4 a.m. Sunday morning.

Although the suspect did not have any indecent contact with Vineland High School students specifically, some students said they were concerned.  Domingo Rodriguez, a senior at Vineland High, said, "People are just going to think about that like, ‘Yeah, I don't want to play basketball because this and this happened.'"  Another student, Anguelo Avilez, told NBC40, "I just want to say that Vineland High is not a bad school and doesn't have bad teachers.  It's just the actions of people that really affect things.  Like, it's just one person's actions that are going to make this school look bad."

Officials from Vineland Public Schools said Kinka did pass a criminal background check prior to the start of the basketball season.

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